Former President of Pepperidge Farm and SVP Global Baking and
Snacking, Campbell Soup Co.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Solazyme, Inc. (Nasdaq:SZYM), now known as TerraVia™, a pioneer in algae
innovation and a food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company, has
announced last week that former President, Pepperidge Farm, Senior Vice
President of Global Baking and Snacking at the Campbell Soup Company,
Irene Chang Britt, has joined the Solazyme (TerraVia) Board of Directors.
"We are excited to welcome Irene to the board. With her deep experience
in the food industry, Irene understands how our innovative algae
ingredients address key market needs in the food industry," said
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, TerraVia. "We look forward to her insight and
guidance as we focus on growing our food and nutrition business under
"Companies across the food industry are increasingly focused on
delivering truly innovative products that transform the nutrition
profile of the foods we all love without sacrificing their great taste,"
said Britt. "TerraVia's ingredients platform is well-positioned to help
the food industry get there today, and I look forward to adding my
expertise and voice to the board."
Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Irene Chang Britt has a
history of leading and transforming businesses in the food and consumer
product industries. She spent the last decade of her career at Campbell
Soup, where in her most recent role she concurrently led the
Connecticut-based Pepperidge Farm business and held oversight for
Campbell's Global Baking and Snacking business. Previously, as
Campbell's Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Chang Britt designed and
implemented the company's global strategy, with a major focus on
consumer-driven innovation in products and packaging as the primary
driver of growth. Before Campbell, Ms. Chang Britt worked at both Kraft
and Nabisco, where she held a number of senior management roles in the
U.S. and Canada. She also is a seasoned board professional, currently
serving on the boards of Dunkin Brands Group Inc. and Tailored Brands
Inc., and formerly on the board of Sunoco Inc. She holds a Master of
Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Ms. Chang Britt will be joining current Board members Michael Arbige,
Vice President, Research and Development, DuPont Industrial Biosciences;
Ian Clark, CEO of Genentech; James Craigie, Chairman and former CEO of
Church & Dwight Co.; Jerry Fiddler, founder and former CEO of Wind River
Systems; Gary Pfeiffer, former CFO of DuPont; and Jonathan Wolfson,
Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Solazyme.
Solazyme (to be renamed TerraVia™), is a
next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company that
harnesses the power of algae, the mother of all plants and earth's
original superfood. With a portfolio of breakthrough ingredients and
manufacturing, the Company is well positioned to help meet the growing
need of consumer packaged goods and established and emerging food
manufacturers to improve the nutritional profile of foods without
sacrificing taste, and to develop select consumer brands. The Company
also manufacturers a range of specialty personal care ingredients for
key strategic partners. Headquartered in South San Francisco, the
Company's mission is to create products that are truly better for people
and better for the planet. For additional information, please visit
TerraVia's website at www.terravia.com.
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