4 Minutes with…Tiffany Trottman, Business Development Manager, Nelson Engineering

February 13, 2018 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

The Nelson Engineering team is driven by an enthusiasm for biotech innovation. We partner with the industry’s pioneers to provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services. You will find us innovating in a number of biotech applications including ag processing, biochemicals, biomass, as well as advanced and aviation biofuels.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

As the business development manager at Nelson Engineering, I work with the biotech industry’s pioneers to design, build, and optimize biotech-related production facilities. I cultivate customer relations, seek out new partnerships, and help customers define scope during the project development process. Over the next 12 months I am looking for biofuels, value-add ag processing, and biochemicals projects, especially those projects which produce renewable-based drop-in’s. Ask me more about this! Also, I am focused on finishing up my MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia.

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?   

Consumer education. Consumer education. Consumer education.

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?   

I am energized by the innovation and the challenge.

Where are you from?
South Dakota

What was your subject focus (e.g. major) in university (undergraduate and/or graduate, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Chemical Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln


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