BAINBRIDGE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meredian Inc., MHG, leading biopolymer manufacturer, is on the brink of a significant expansion. As previously announced, their PHA has already reached several achievements in the industry including the affirmation of scalability of production by global provider Tate and Lyle, being approved by the FDA for Food Substance Contact and being certified by Vinçotte International for biodegradability in all six different mediums.
In anticipation of long term plans, Meredian has announced changes to its executive team. Paul Pereira has been appointed as CEO, in addition to Executive Chairman to the Board of Directors and will continue to drive the company to global prominence. In addition, Dr. Isao Noda has been promoted to Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation and will oversee the scientific research operations.
“Dr. Noda is a world renowned scientist, who along with passion, brings decades of knowledge and expertise in the field of polymer science,” said Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive to the Board of Directors. “His appointment as Chief Scientist puts Meredian in a strong position as we continue on the path to commercialization and expansion.”
Pereira has been the Executive Chairman to the Board of Directors for Meredian and its sister company DaniMer since 2013, and joined the company to provide guidance and leadership. Pereira has worked as an entrepreneur all around the world in many industries including technology, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing and biotechnology. Dr. Noda was previously the Senior Vice President of Innovation at Meredian. Prior to his work at Meredian, Dr. Noda spent more than three decades at Proctor and Gamble and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware.
Meredian Inc. is a privately held biopolymer manufacturer out of Bainbridge, Ga. that makes PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). Meredian’s bioplastics are one hundred percent biodegradable in twelve to sixteen weeks in soil, compost and water. The bioplastic is made from plant derived oil and therefore enables the reduction of dependence on non-renewable diminishing resources.
For more information on Chief Scientist, Dr. Noda, please visit his Wikipedia page.
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About Meredian, Inc.:
Meredian, Inc., a privately held Georgia corporation under the wholly owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group, manufactures PHA biopolymers using renewable resources, further reducing the global dependence on petroleum historically used in production of plastics. Meredian, Inc. was formed by the principles following the success of its sister company, DaniMer Scientific, LLC. DaniMer Scientific was formed in 2004 to bring innovative solutions to the world by way of the use of biopolymer materials in traditional plastic applications. These companies are supported by a world class group of dedicated, highly skilled team members. With the addition of Meredian PHA biopolymers, the two companies offer a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that supports their core values of utilizing sustainably produced, renewable resource based polymers to improve people’s lives at work. Follow us on facebook, twitter and linkedin.