Harrison F. Dillon is a co-founder and President of Solazyme. Prior to founding Solazyme, Dr. Dillon was an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP formerly Townsend and Crew LLP, a law firm, from 2003 to 2004. Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Dr. Dillon held a variety of positions related to intellectual property law and technology licensing at Parsons, Behle, and Latimer PLC, a law firm, and the University of Utah Research Foundation, an academic institution. Dr. Dillon obtained a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Utah. He has served as a member of our board of directors since inception. Dr. Dillon is a valuable member of the board of directors due to his leadership, his extensive knowledge of intellectual property and his extensive understanding of the company, which brings historic knowledge and continuity to the board of directors.
Mr. Rotsaert has served as Chief Operating Officer of Solazyme since October 2012. Prior to Solazyme, Mr. Rotsaert served at AAK as President and CEO of the U.S. business. The profits of the U.S. business more than quadrupled over his tenure in the midst of the global financial crisis. Prior to his work with AAK, Mr. Rotsaert was Vice President of Science and Technology at Campbell's Soup. Before that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Pepsico International (UK and Ireland) where he was a main operating board member accountable for the management of a $2 billion business unit. In addition, he was functionally accountable for new product development, product quality, productivity, product and consumer insights (market research team and analytical laboratories), regulatory compliance, and consumer services and nutrition across multiple food brands of the Pepsico portfolio. Before his time at Pepsico, Mr. Rotsaert was a Managing Director/Program Manager at The Coca-Cola Company where he transformed an R&D group from cost to profit center in the U.S. Jean-Marc is fluent in English, French, Italian and proficient in Dutch. He holds an advanced degree (US masters equivalent) in Electrical Engineering from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium, where he graduated cum laude and attended a program tailored to Pepsico Senior Management at the IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Dr. Licari is Chief Technology of Solazyme. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Licari held various positions at Kosan Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. In his last position at Kosan Biosciences, Inc. he served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations responsible for the process development and manufacturing of Kosan's clinical compounds. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Licari served as the Director of Vaccine Manufacturing and Development at Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories, a part of the University of Massachusetts, an academic institution. Prior to joining Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories, Dr. Licari had a variety of research positions at BASF Bioresearch Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, and Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Licari obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and obtained a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Manso has served as our Chief Commercialization Officer for our tailored oils technology platform since July 2011. Mr. Manso's responsibilities encompass global commercialization of our sugar-to-oils technology across the entire value chain from feedstock through customer development and product distribution. Prior to joining Solazyme, Mr. Manso served in various leadership positions at Petrobras throughout his 28-year career at the Brazilian oil and gas major, with a robust record in the development of markets for Brazilian oils and oil products in the US, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other key international markets. He became Petrobras' Downstream Director and member of the Executive Committee, with responsibility over Refining and Marketing, Petrochemicals, Transportation and Logistics, where he implemented a multi-billion US$ refinery investment program. Among others, Mr. Manso served as a member of the board of directors of the chemical companies Petroquisa and Copesul (now a part of Braskem). He was also a member of Petrobras' R&D Committee, of BM&F Bovespa's Sugar and Ethanol Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Board of joint-venture refinery Refap S.A. and TBG, Bolivia-Brazil's gas pipeline. After leaving Petrobras in 2007, Mr. Manso joined the start-up Brazilian Renewable Energy Company-Brenco, now ETH Bioenergia, as the Executive Vice President of Commercial and Logistics, and later became its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Manso has an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, and earned an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Jane Marvin is our Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Since March 2012, Jane has been leading the development of Solazyme’s people systems to guide the rapidly growing company through its critical expansion phase. Marvin brings more than 25 years of experience in both human resources and organization development. Before coming to Solazyme, she served as an independent Human Resources Consultant specializing in organizational alignment, transformation and change management. From 2005 to 2011, Marvin was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Ross Stores, Inc. Prior to Ross, Marvin was Executive Vice president of Human Resources for AT&T Wireless in Seattle Washington, where she led the HR organization from separation of the company from AT&T in 2001 through its acquisition by Cingular Wireless in 2005. Before joining AT&T Wireless, she was Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Covad Communications. Marvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Sussex in England and a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.
Mr. Mark Warner is our Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Warner is a registered professional engineer with 25 years of broad-ranging business, technical, and management experience in renewable energy projects and chemical plant operations. Warner possesses the technological expertise and management skills required to lead Solazyme through this critical phase of expansion to commercial capacity. Prior to joining Solazyme, he served as Senior Vice President of Process industries for Harris Group. His responsibilities encompassed renewable energy commercialization for cellulosic ethanol and algal based fuel and chemical commercialization. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Warner served as Vice President of Engineering for Imperium Renewables, where he oversaw the largest biodiesel production facility constructed in the United States. He has actively led site selection, regulatory compliance, permitting, engineering, and project funding efforts for facilities at both U.S. and international sites. Mr. Warner obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.