Brian Foody – President & CEO, Iogen Corporation
Brian joined Iogen in 1982 and is responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of the company. Brian has been Iogen’s CEO since 1986 and has a wide range of experience in the biofuel and biochemical industry. He has been responsible for the formation and operation of the company’s critical strategic alliances and overseen Iogen’s technology development and technology positioning. Under his leadership, Iogen has developed into a world leader in cellulosic ethanol, and built a successful business manufacturing industrial enzymes. Brian holds Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all received in 1980.
Patrick J. Foody – Executive Vice President, Advanced Biofuels
Pat joined Iogen in 1985 and is responsible for the company's commercial and project development activities outside of Brazil, including the development of opportunities and partnerships to produce advanced and cellulosic biofuels in North America. Pat has held numerous senior positions at Iogen, leading development and commercialization programs in the biofuels and biochemical space. He has been responsible for: the start-up and growth of Iogen's enzyme business, managing commercial relationships worldwide; the design, construction and commissioning of Iogen's cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant; and the development of Iogen's cellulosic ethanol project development capacity, including feedstock supply chain management, site development, product marketing, process engineering, cost engineering, and project contracting. Pat has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan.
Ziyad Rahme Ė EVP Operations & Engineering, and General Manager, Iogen Energy
Ziyad joined Iogen in 1997 and is responsible for Iogen's technical and commercial development program with Raízen, delivering Iogen's advanced cellulosic ethanol technology for deployment across Brazil. He also has strategic and operational responsibility for Iogen Energy. Ziyad has served in a number of senior positions at the company in areas such as process design, project and construction management, technology program management, commercial project development and strategic planning. Ziyad holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Gordon McLennan – Vice President of Business Development, Iogen Corporation
Gordon joined Iogen in 2014 and brings a 35 year career in domestic and international sales, revenue generation, project development, operations management, change management and leadership. As VP Business Development, he is responsible for developing and delivering new commercial opportunities, including Iogenís current strategic initiatives both within and beyond cellulosic ethanol. Gordon plays a key role in building Iogenís commercial business.
Claire Dumville – Vice President, Finance
Claire joined Iogen in 2008 and is responsible for all aspects of the finance function. Prior to holding this position she was Director, Reporting Planning and Analysis from 2009 to 2012 and Director, External Reporting from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Iogen Corporation, she was with Cognos Inc. for five years where she held positions in financial planning and analysis and external reporting. She has previously held financial reporting positions with Boston Acoustics Inc. in Peabody MA USA and Goodfellow Inc. in Montreal QC. Claire holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from McGill University as well as a Diploma in Public Accountancy. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Claire Schultz – Vice President Intellectual Property
Claire joined Iogen in 2009 and is responsible for all worldwide intellectual property matters for Iogen and its affiliated companies. Claire also serves as a Director on Iogen Energy. Prior to joining Iogen, Claire managed all worldwide legal patent and trademark work and staffing for an international chemical and aerospace company with approximately $4 billion in revenue. She also worked in private practice at a major New York City law firm, specializing in intellectual property litigation, counseling and transaction work. Claire has a law degree, a Bachelor's degree in chemistry and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Heather Pikor – Vice President Corporate Affairs
Heather joined Iogen in 1980 and is responsible for corporate affairs including management of external technical collaborations, regulatory affairs, human resources, information technology and real property and facilities. Heather has held a wide variety of senior positions across the company in areas spanning technology management, regulatory affairs, and the development of internal business functions and structure. Prior to becoming VP Corporate Affairs, Heather spent six years as Director of Biotechnology responsible for management of Iogen's biocatalyst portfolio and oversight of external collaborations. Heather graduated with B.Sc. from the University of Guelph.