ABO Welcomes Matt Carr as New Executive Director

Dear Algae Biomass Organization member,

It is with great pleasure that the Algae Biomass Organization will announce tomorrow morning that Matt Carr, Ph.D. is our new executive director.

Many of ABO’s members are no doubt familiar with Matt’s recent work as Managing Director of the Industrial and Environmental section at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). He brings more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience, a deep network and a driving enthusiasm that will take ABO to the next level.

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Matt Carr, Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization

ABO’s Board of Directors is thrilled that Matt will be leading our efforts to manage a variety of regulatory issues, open new markets, and help this industry grow into its full potential. He will be working closely with existing ABO members and moving to bring new members on board. ABO’s impact on federal and state initiatives will remain a high priority.

As one of his first initiatives, Matt will be overseeing the 2014 Summer of Algae, ABO’s annual education campaign of members opening their doors to the public, media and local elected officials about the entire range of algae-derived products that are possible.

If you would like to host a tour of your lab or facility this summer the ABO is standing by to help. Please let us know if you would like to be invited to next week’s conference call on the resources we have available to help you participate in the Summer of Algae. Help us drive awareness and excitement for the algae industry!

Tomorrow morning ABO will issue a press release to announce Matt’s appointment. In the meantime, you can read more about his biography here.

Please join me in welcoming Matt to the ABO! Matt has already started working, and if you would like to send him a congratulatory note, his new email address is mcarr@algaebiomass.org.

Margaret McCormick
Board Chair, Algae Biomass Organization
CEO, Matrix Genetics

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