SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, U.S. — Verenium Corp. announced on June 10 that it has named enzyme industry veteran Brian Carter to the new position of vice-president of grain processing. 

Carter joined Verenium after nearly 20 years at Genencor, now part of DuPont Industrial Biosciences. At Genencor, he held a variety of senior leadership roles in business development and general management. Carter joined Verenium in September 2012 as a vice-president, business development, leading select business development initiatives, including several in the grain processing industry.

Carter's appointment is the latest in a series of organizational enhancements Verenium has made to expand its customer support and market penetration in the grain processing industry. 

In another key appointment, Kulinda Davis, Ph.D., has taken on the new role of director, business strategy and marketing, focused on supporting further penetration of the U.S. market, commercializing new enzyme products, and expanding the company's international presence in grain processing. In addition, Verenium has recently made key hires in sales, field technical support and in-house customer technical support.

"We are pleased to have Brian leading our grain processing efforts," said Janet Roemer, chief operating officer at Verenium.  "Brian and Kulinda's appointments are important steps in building a world class team to support our customers in the U.S. corn ethanol market and in growing our presence in the global grain processing industry."