Richard P. Eno has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since March 2008. Mr. Eno has more than twenty five years of professional experience in the chemicals and energy business. Prior to joining Metabolix, Mr. Eno served as Vice President, Leader Global Oil & Gas Sector at CRA International, a leading provider of management consulting services and economic and financial expertise to global companies. Earlier in his career, he held various executive and managerial roles at Arthur D. Little and Chevron Corporation. Mr. Eno holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. In addition to his leadership role at Metabolix, he is currently the Vice Chairman of the Industrial and Environmental Section, and a member of the Executive Committee, of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
Joseph Hill has been our Chief Financial Officer since April 2008. Mr. Hill has more than twenty years of professional experience in finance, including more than fifteen years of experience at the executive level. Prior to joining Metabolix, Mr. Hill served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Amicas, Inc., the leading independent provider of radiology image and information management solutions. At Amicas, Mr. Hill was responsible for all finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury, tax, administration, IT and infrastructure. Prior to that, he was vice president and CFO at Dirig Software, a privately held provider of application performance management software systems. And Mr. Hill previously served as vice president, CFO and Director of Maconomy, a publicly traded provider of web-based business management solutions with more than 70,000 users worldwide. In this role, Hill was responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury, tax, administration, and infrastructure of this public company with offices in eight countries. Mr. Hill has a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant College and a M.S.F. from Bentley College.
Johan van Walsem, Chief Operating Officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the processing industry, with more than 15 years' experience leading development and manufacturing efforts for large scale fermentation-based processes. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Manufacturing and Product Development. Mr. van Walsem returned to Metabolix in 2009, following a 16 month period as Senior Vice President, R&D and Bioprocessing at Joule Biotechnologies, a clean technology start-up in Cambridge. In his earlier role as Vice President Manufacturing, Development and Operations at Metabolix, Mr. van Walsem was integral in the technical development and manufacturing process for Mirel biopolymers. Mr. van Walsem received a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 1986 and a MBA from the University of South Africa in 1995. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a member of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers).