(SeeNews) - Nov 6, 2012 - US company Aurora Algae today said it had named Lee Covert senior vice president of sales with responsibility for developing the Hayward, California-based firm's global sales operations.
In his new role, Covert will work to expand Aurora Algae's network of partners and customers as it moves towards the commercialisation of its platform for algae-based products for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture and renewable energy markets.
Covert has more than three decades of experience in managing and implementing marketing, sales and business development policies in the feed, supplements and food ingredient industries, Aurora Algae said. He has held positions at Solae LLC and Elan Nutrition, which was acquired by ConAgra Foods in 2010.
Aurora Algae operates a pilot production facility in Karratha, Western Australia and plans to break ground on a full-scale commercial plant, also in Australia, in 2014.