CHANDLER, Ariz., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, a manufacturer of biopolymers derived from guayule, announced today that Rodolfo Manzone Ph.D., Eduardo Gonzalez M.Sc., Ph.D., and Leif Christoffersen, have joined the company's management team. Dr. Manzone as Vice President Market Development, Dr. Gonzalez as Director of Research and Development, and Leif Christoffersen as Director of Biomass Integration.
Dr. Manzone is a veteran of the rubber and polymer industry, with 30 years of experience in technology, business development and commercial environments in markets around the globe. An energetic, innovative and analytical executive, Dr. Manzone will become the driving force behind market development at Yulex.
Dr. Gonzalez will be responsible for novel materials development, technology innovation and product development efforts at Yulex. Dr. Gonzalez has a long history of strong scientific and technical experience in advanced polymers, rubber technology, nanocomposites, adhesives, and additives. His expertise includes developing prototype products and designing new organic and polymeric molecules.
Leif Christoffersen's work in clean technology has primarily involved biofuels, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, green building materials, and electric vehicles. Throughout his career, Leif has focused on environmental ventures that promote sustainability. He will use his expertise in these fields to advance the energy, efficiency and biomass initiatives and programs currently underway at Yulex.
"Yulex is expanding rapidly to meet the growing need for bio-based products that provide superior performance characteristics, are ecologically sensitive and developed in the U.S.," stated Jeff Martin, Yulex, President and CEO. "These individuals have a tremendous amount of experience in their respective fields and will enable us to ramp up quickly to meet our clients' needs."
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ABOUT YULEX CORPORATION
Yulex Corporation has developed a portfolio of biobased elastomer products derived from the U.S. grown guayule plant. Our technological innovation is designed to replace traditional tropical or petroleum based rubber for consumer, industrial and medical markets, with the residual agricultural materials utilized as a feedstock for bioenergy. We collaborate with our customers to develop and market highly differentiated, premium performance products in an ecologically responsible, sustainable manner. For more, visit http://www.yulex.com.
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