Solazyme President, David Cole, to Assume COO Responsibilities; Appoints New
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- January 9, 2014
Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM) today announced management changes to its
operational leadership under CEO Jonathan Wolfson and recently-appointed
President David Cole. The Company and Jean-Marc Rotsaert have mutually agreed
to his resignation as Chief Operating Officer. With Mr. Cole’s appointment as
President in December 2013, Solazyme does not have plans to fill the COO
“I want to thank Jean-Marc for helping to build a strong and deep sales
organization at Solazyme and we wish him great success in his future
endeavors,” said Mr. Wolfson.
In addition, the Company has appointed Robert Webber to the new position of
Senior Vice President, Strategic and Operational Planning, reporting to Mr.
Cole. He will assume cross-functional responsibility for operating plans
across the Company.
Mr. Webber is an accomplished C-level executive with strong expertise in
operations. Over the past 25 years, he has led both public and private
companies spanning multiple industries, including bio-energy, agriculture and
life sciences. Mr. Webber was also a consultant at McKinsey and is a graduate
of Harvard Business School and Columbia University School of Law.
Mr. Cole commented, “I’ve worked extensively with Rob and his proven track
record makes him a perfect addition to the team as we scale production of our
tailored oils in 2014.”
About Solazyme, Inc.
Solazyme, Inc. (SZYM) is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that
transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils and
food ingredients. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme's renewable
products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world's three existing
sources — petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused on
commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) chemicals and
fuels, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care.
Solazyme®, the Solazyme logo and other trademarks or service names are
trademarks of Solazyme, Inc.
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