CALYSTA, the company behind a novel fish feed, has appointed Douglas Sheldon (pictured) to the new position of vice-president.
He will report to Calysta president and chief executive Alan Shaw and have responsibility for the overall operation of the company, including the construction and running of production facilities.
Earlier this month it was announced that feed giant Cargill had invested in Calysta, a US based biotechnology company which aims to transform the aquaculture feed business with its FeedKind protein.
The fishmeal alternative is produced using methane gas to feed technology, and Calysta’s sustainable credentials have already attracted investment from the Dutch group Aqua-Spark, which spotted its potential more than a year ago.
Sheldon’s appointment brings further expertise to the company. He spent 30 years at Dow Chemical, in positions ranging from engineering, site expansions, consolidations and mergers, and led a $2 billion project in Thailand.
‘He has supervised the construction and operation of complex facilities in the US, Europe and Asia, and has worked extensively with Dow commercial partners,’ said Shaw.
‘His global expertise will be vital as Calysta focuses on accelerated commercialisation of FeedKind protein, our sustainable fishmeal ingredient alternative for the aquaculture industry.’