Tom Erdmann Joins Board at Senomyx

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Senomyx has appointed Tom Erdmann to its board of directors, the company announced.

Additionally, Mike Herman will retire from the board at the end of his current term and will not stand for reelection at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in May, 2018.

Erdmann currently serves as general manager of the Acceligen Division at Recombinetics, Inc. He spent 35 years at Cargill, Inc. in a number of leadership, strategic, finance and commercial positions of increasing responsibilities. Among these was vice president, Truvia Stevia operations director, leading the strategic development, scale-up, operations and supply chain function during the product’s launch.

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"On behalf of the entire leadership team, I would like to welcome Tom Erdmann to our organization," said chairman of the board Kent Snyder. "Tom has an exceptional track record of success in the sweetener market, and Senomyx will benefit greatly from his strategy development, scale-up experience and commercial insights as we continue to advance siratose through the development process and into the commercialization stage. We believe Tom's market knowledge and his strong industry relationships will be an invaluable asset as we continue the process of exploring all strategic alternatives for Senomyx."

Senomyx’s board will remain with six independent directors and seven directors in total.