Mike Lamont of Heliae Development Elected Board Chair; Dan Brouman of Eurofins Scientific and Jean-Paul Cadoret of Algama Foods Join Board
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the US based non-profit trade organization for the algae and seaweed industries, has a new Chair and two new directors that will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to further advance algae and seaweed solutions. Following a board election, Mike Lamont, Chief Technical Officer of Heliae Development LLC, has been voted as the new Board Chair of the organization. Additionally Dan Brouman, General Manager at Eurofins Scientific, and Jean-Paul Cadoret, CSO of AlgamaFoods, were voted in as new members of the ABO board.
ABO’s board guides the organization in its mission to promote the development of renewable and sustainable products from algae and seaweed, as well as the development of viable commercial markets for both. ABO supports people, companies, and organizations that are responsible for research, development, and commercial activities across the value chain. ABO also educates the general public, policymakers and industry about the benefits of algae and seaweed in commercial and scientific applications, and is the host of the annual Algae Biomass Summit, the largest gathering of algae and seaweed professionals.
Mike Lamont and Heliae: Leading the Way in Algae Innovation
As the newly elected Board Chair of ABO, Mike Lamont assumes a pivotal role in driving the organization’s efforts forward. Currently serving as the Chief Technical Officer at Heliae Development LLC, Lamont has been instrumental in advancing the field of microalgae-based biological agriculture. With over 25 years of research and production experience, Lamont brings cross-functional expertise and a dedication to environmental engineering to ABO’s leadership.
Dan Brouman and Eurofins Scientific: Advanced Testing Services for Algae Applications
Dan Brouman, General Manager at Eurofins Scientific, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in food safety and nutritional testing to the ABO board. At Eurofins Scientific, Brouman oversees multiple business units relating to food safety and nutritional testing with a strong focus on phytochemicals and carotenoids. Eurofins is currently offering ABO members deep discounts on a wide range of testing services.
Jean-Paul Cadoret: A Pioneer in Marine Biotechnology
Also joining the ABO board is Dr. Jean-Paul Cadoret, CSO of AlgamaFoods and former President of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA). With a remarkable career spanning 35 years in research and industry, Cadoret has been at the forefront of innovation in algae and marine biotechnology.
Several other board members were re-elected to new terms:
- Martin Gross – President/Co-Founder, Gross-Wen Technologies
- David Hazlebeck – CEO/Founder, Global Algae Innovations
- Nagatoshi Ide, PhD – Senior Technical Division Manager, Earthrise Nutritionals LLC
- Daniel J. Levy, PG – Vice President, AECOM
These accomplished individuals bring a diverse range of skills and experiences that will add new momentum to ABO’s efforts. ABO’s full board of directors can be viewed at: https://algaebiomass.org/about/leadership/board-of-directors/