Bioplastic company Cereplast said it just recruited David Homyak as its new West Coast Regional Director for sales and marketing. Mr. Homyak's previous posts include being General Electric Plastics' general manager, Western Business Region; and Western Regional sales manager for PolyOne.
Elevance Renewable Sciences said that it has hired Steve DiBiase as the company's chief scientific officer (CSO), who previously served also as CSO for cleaning products company JohnsonDiversey. Mr. DiBiase, according to Elevance, will lead the development of the company's technology roadmap and external technology assessment, research proposals for external funding.
Mr. DiBiase was also a former vice president, R&D and Engineering for Lubrizol, and he reportedly played a key role in the development of lubricants from sunflower oil.
Finally, OPX Biotechnologies, appointed Michael Rosenberg as vice president of business development. Prior to OPXBIO, Mr. Rosenberg was vice president of business development at Evergreen Energy, a clean coal technology company. OPXBIO said Mr. Rosenberg will be responsible for creating strategic partnerships to accelerate commercialization of their biobased chemistry and fuel products.