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Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds Three Experts to Team
World's Premier Bioeconomy Consulting Group Adds Corinne Young, Chris Guske and Tim Davis
By: Lee Enterprises Consulting
Young has a Master Degree in Public Administration from Cornell University and over twenty years of experience, including many years in government relations. During her tenure on Capitol Hill, she worked in both the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and as a Presidential Management Fellow at OMB and Dept. of the Interior. Young was a chief broker and author of RFS2 and the bioindustry incentives in EPA 2005, EISA 2007, Farm Bill 2008, and the ARRA 2009, and a contributor to the White House's 2012 BioEconomy Blueprint and Advanced Manufacturing initiatives. A seasoned spokesperson, Young is a frequent global conference adviser, and serves on multiple working groups and boards , including Launch Green Chemistry and Biobased World News. She will work with Lee Enterprises primarily in the area of government relations.
Guske has a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, and is an accomplished Biochemical Engineer with 28 years of industrial biotechnology experience in food, nutraceutical, specialty, and commodity chemical segments. He has worked at CP Kelco, NutraSweet, and, most recently, Tate & Lyle where he was Director, BioVentures and Support Services, overseeing the Analytical, Citric Strain Development, Small-Scale Fermentation Lab, and Fermentation Pilot Plant functions. Guske has provided service to the commodity, specialty, and high-value chemicals, ag-bio, algae, animal-free products, rare sugars, and private equity sectors, including facility assessment, CMO support/identification, process development, optimization and troubleshooting, cost modeling, aseptic design/contamination troubleshooting, high-level facilities design, and due diligence assessment. His experience includes such products and processes as 1,3-propanediol, 1,4-butanediol, astaxanthin, farnesene, citric acid, xanthan gum, polyhydroxyalkanoates and organisms such as prokaryotes, yeast, fungi, microalgae. He will work with the group in the areas of fermentation, aseptic design, and technical due diligence.
Davies has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and 30 years' experience in biomanufacturing, developing and optimizing fermentation and downstream processes to generate biomass, proteins, fuels, chemicals and for biotranformations. He has significant experience in microbial strain development and in process technology transfer and scale up. Most recently, as CTO, he led the technical team at Green Biologics Ltd which, coordinating with the engineering team, developed the microbes and fermentation process that facilitated the start-up of the first commercial acetone-butanol plant in the USA since 1938. He has assisted more than 100 companies in developing and scaling bioprocesses;
"As we continue to grow, I continue to be very pleased with the addition of world renowned and well-respected experts," says Wayne Lee, CEO of Lee Enterprises Consulting. "These three experts really fit very well into areas where we are seeing significant growth". Lee notes that as with all the team's experts, Davies, Young and Guske are seasoned, top level experts with many years of experience.
Young says that she is pleased with her membership in Lee Enterprises Consulting, hoping to be able to assist in the group in securing and navigating large government projects. "Progress governments are all moving toward alternative and renewable sources," says Young. "The depth of expertise of this group is unparalleled and absolutely phenomenal".
Davies and Guske agree. "There is no talent pool equivalent to what Lee Enterprises Consulting has put together," says Davies. "Having this broad spectrum of expertise allows the group to put together interdisciplinary project teams to meet the requirements of virtually any project in these areas". Guske adds that the ability to tailor these project specific teams with a single contact point is a major benefit to most clients, especially in larger project. "The Lee Enterprises system allows a client to proceed with all aspects of the project under one agreement, and ensures that the experts are all timely and working in sync."
ABOUT LEE ENTERPRISES CONSULTING, INC: Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world's premier bio-economy consulting group, offering services in biodiesel, biofuels, biomass power, renewable chemicals, renewable jet fuels, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, gasification, waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, wastewater treatment, steam reformation, biochar, carbonization and biogas. In addition to its team of over 100 consultants, the group maintains strategic alliances with leading alternative and renewable fuels companies worldwide, and maintains ongoing relationships with top alternative fuels law firms, accounting groups, engineers, and fabrication facilities. The group's consultants and strategic partners represent the top talent in the bioeconomy and can handle almost every aspect of a project. The group also owns National Business Brokerage, Inc., a full service business brokerage firm specializing in the buying and selling of alternative and renewable fuels plants.
Lee Enterprises Consulting, 9821 Brockington Road, Suite 4, Sherwood, AR 72120. (501) 833-8511. www.lee-enterprises.com.