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Charlie Ross picked to head TerraVia’s global food sales

April 29, 2016
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New Vice President of Global Sales for TerraVia, Charlie Ross

New Vice President of Global Sales for TerraVia, Charlie Ross

TerraVia™ (formerly Solazyme, Inc.) a pioneer in algae innovation focused on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, has announced that Charlie Ross, former Vice President of DuPont’s Proteins Business Unit, has joined TerraVia as Vice President of Global Sales.

“Charlie has decades of expertise and a proven track record of driving sales in food and nutrition,” said Mark Brooks, TerraVia’s Senior Vice President for Food and Ingredients. “He understands how our innovative ingredients can address key markets and the growing demand for plant-based foods and nutrition.”

“We have built a unique platform around algae, the mother of all plants. TerraVia is delivering solutions that are good for both people and for our planet. Charlie is the perfect candidate to lead sales for our enhanced focus on food and nutrition,” added Jonathan Wolfson, co-founder and CEO of TerraVia.

Mr. Ross joins with over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in food and nutrition, with a particular focus on plant-based proteins. He has been with DuPont since April 2000, first serving as their Manager of Strategic Projects for Protein Technologies as part of DuPont’s subsidiary Solae LLC. Most recently, he served as DuPont Nutrition and Health’s Vice President and Global Business Unit Leader for Value Proteins.

Throughout his career, he has worked to build high performance teams in a multinational organization that contributes to the success of the organization and delivers better products for the customer.

“I am thrilled to join TerraVia. They have built a category creating platform around algae, earth’s original superfood,” Mr. Ross said.

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