Chicago, IL (July 24, 2017) – zuChem, Inc., an innovative supplier of glycochemicals and specialized sugars for the food ingredients, fine chemicals, and related industries, today announced the appointment of Dan Cummings as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel.
In his role at zuChem, Mr. Cummings will particularly be responsible for overseeing the Company’s efforts surrounding the manufacturing and commercialization of its xylitol product. Mr. Cummings will also be managing legal functions of the Company and be an integral part of the zuChem executive team.
Commenting, CEO David Demirjian said, “I am pleased to welcome Dan as COO. In his prior positions in biofuels, biochemicals and renewables industries, Dan has proven himself a key member of leadership teams. His deep background and experience will be key factors in our future success as we launch our commercial manufacturing and business operations. Dan’s arrival at zuChem will help ensure a successful launch of our first large-scale product, xylitol, later this year.”
“I am very excited to join zuChem at this exciting phase as we launch our first manufacturing venture for xylitol with a joint venture in China and bring product to market later this year”, added Cummings. “zuChem has outstanding technologies contributing to the human health, nutrition and pharmaceutical space and I look forward to further expanding our manufacturing, partnering and licensing capabilities to drive growth and future market success. “
Mr. Cummings joins zuChem after serving most recently as Founder and CEO of Guidewire Strategies, a renewable energy strategic venturing and consulting firm. Previously, he served as President of POET-DSM and as President and Director of INEOS Bio’s JV. He also held senior business, corporate and legal positions at INEOS and BP. Mr. Cummings holds a Law Degree from Temple University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Puget Sound.
About zuChem, Inc.
zuChem, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, develops and commercializes innovative green manufacturing processes to produce unique carbohydrates and glycochemicals (varieties of specialized sugars) important for human health and nutrition. The Company’s proprietary technology platform allows it to inexpensively produce a variety of specialty sweeteners, pharmaceutical intermediates, nutritional prebiotics and other bioproducts at industrial scale using renewable chemicals as raw materials. Please visit www.zuchem.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.