Richard E. BOCKRATH, Vice President for Chemical Engineering:
Richard E. Bockrath received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. Before joining Global Bioenergies, he occupied several functions at DuPont for over 30 years, such as Technical Director where he contributed to the industrialization of numerous processes including those in the field of industrial biology.
Charles E. NAKAMURA, Vice President for Metabolic Engineering:
Charles E. Nakamura received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in 1986 and the ACS “Heroes Of Chemistry” award in 2007 for his key contribution to the successful development of the 1,3-propanediol process at DuPont, where he led the generation of industrial production strains and the development of fermentation processes. Before joining Global Bioenergies, he was leading the biobutanol research program at DuPont.