Doyle to manage nutrition ingredients at Microbia
April 03, 2009
by Jeff Gelski
LEXINGTON, MASS — Mike Doyle has been named to the newly created position of senior vice-president and general manager of nutrition ingredients at Microbia, Inc. He will be responsible for all aspects of the nutrition ingredients business, including strategic planning, marketing, sales, operations, supply chain management and strategic partnerships in preparation for the launch of Microbia’s line of naturally-derived carotenoids for the food ingredient and nutritional supplement markets.
Microbia will develop and commercialize its products through direct sales and strategic alliances, including an ongoing multi-product joint development and commercialization agreement with Tate & Lyle Investments, Ltd.
"Microbia’s goal is to utilize our proprietary, bio-based technology platform to produce nutritional ingredients that will help the food and feed industries make products more innovative, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable," said Dr. Richard Bailey, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Microbia. "Mike Doyle has the experience, energy and skills required to lead this effort and holds a track record of success managing relevant nutrition business."
Mr. Doyle has more than 12 years of experience. He has been director of human nutrition for BASF’s North American business and president of LycoRed, Corp. in North America.
"I am eager to help Microbia bring the vast promise of its exciting technology to market," Mr. Doyle said. "Microbia has a significant competitive position based on its advanced metabolic engineering innovations.
"Our goal is to become a leading global supplier of nutrition ingredients that deliver significant added value to our customers in the feed, food, beverage and dietary supplement industries."