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Policy and Regulations

Global Industry Associations

  • United States
    ACI (American Cleaning Institute), AFIA (American Feed Industry Association), ATTCC (Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), 
    AOCS (American Oil Chemists' Society)
  • Brazil
    ABIAM (Association of Chemicals for Food and Beverage Industry)
  • Europe
    AISE (Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products),  
    AAF (Association des Amidonniers et Feculiers - starch industry), FEFANA (EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures)
  • China
    CASSDI (Soap and Detergent Industry Association), CFAA (China Food Additives Association), CFIA (China Fermentation Industry Association),
    DIA (Drink Industry Association)

Global Enzyme Industry

  • Beth Concoby, Director of Sustainability, is chair of the Safety and Communications committee of the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA)
  • Vincent Sewalt, Director of Regulatory Affairs, is chair of the Feed Committee of the ETA and Ingredient Definition and Approval Committee of the AFIA, and represents both associations with the American Asscociation of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
  • Melvyn Cook, Director of Regulatory Affairs, is chair of the EU Association of Enzyme Manufacturers (AMFEP). 
  • Kees Broekhuizen, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, is chair of the Technical Enzyme Committee of AMFEP.

United States

  • Michael V. Arbige, PhD is our Executive Vice President, Technology, a position he has held since 1999. Michael is on the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board, is Executive Director for the Bay Bio organization, Director of Solazyme Inc., and sits on the Editorial Board for the Industrial Research Institute.
  • Ken Herfert is Senior Vice President Supply, and serves on the advisory board to the Northwestern University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
  • Glenn Nedwin is Executive Vice President Technical Enzymes, and Co-Editor in Chief of the Industrial Biotechnology Journal.
  • Soonhee Jang is Vice President IP Strategy & Chief IP Counsel, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a Vice Chair of the Asian Practice Committee of the IPO, a corporate representative of the IP Counsel of the Biotechnology Industry Association (BIO), and an active member of AIPLA-Japan Practice Committee.


  • Melvyn Cook, Director of Regulatory Affairs, is chair of the EU Association of Enzyme Manufacturers (AMFEP). 
  • Ana Maria Bravo-Angel, External Relations Director, is member of the Advisory Group to the European Commission’s Lead Market Initiative – Biobased Products and member of the Industrial Biotechnology Steering committee of the SusChem Technology Platform.
  • Frans Van Londersele, Managing Director of Genencor’s Bruges manufacturing facility in Belgium is in the Advisory Board of CINBIOS, the Flemish Industrial Biotechnology Association, and a member of VOKA, the Flemish Chamber of Commerce
  • Jouni Viljanen, Managing Director of Genencor International Oy in Finland, is a member of the board of directors for the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

Richard LaDuca at BIO's Industrial Biotech World Congress 2010

Richard LaDuca, PhD
Senior Director Business Development