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Catilin, Inc., a biodiesel technology company, today announced that Wayne Turner has joined the company as Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Turner brings more than 30 years experience in the petrochemical manufacturing industry to Catilin and will be responsible for the daily operations of the testing and production of biodiesel on a world-wide basis.
"Wayne brings Catilin not only significant manufacturing leadership from Dow Chemical, he also brings unsurpassed experience in plant scale up, commercialization and catalyst usage," said Larry Lenhart, President and CEO of Catilin. "We welcome an executive of Wayne's caliber to our leadership team."
Turner has held senior management positions in multiple facilities and numerous businesses across Dow Chemical. Most recently, he was site manager of the Dow Chemical Houston Operations, a $700 million chemical facility. He has also held plant leadership positions for the production of methyl cellulosics and ethylene oxide.
"Catilin's technology is truly unique and makes a huge difference to biodiesel production, the fastest growing renewable energy," Turner said. "I look forward to working with the Catilin team, its customers and partners. It is a dynamic time in the marketplace driven by rapid adoption of renewable energy, record oil prices and important technological advancements."
Catilin's CEO Larry Lenhart will make a company presentation at the Dow Jones Alternative Energy Innovations Conference on October 23-24 in Redwood City, CA.
About Catilin, Inc.
Catilin, Inc. is a nanotechnology-based company revolutionizing how biodiesel gets produced. Catilin has developed a unique, new technology for biofuels production that greatly reduces the cost, and environmental impact, of producing a gallon of biodiesel. Catilin's patent pending catalysts can be reused several times, work with virtually every biodiesel feedstock source, work faster than traditional catalysts and produce a higher quality biodiesel and a more pure glycerol side-product. Catilin is backed by the leading venture capital firm of MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures.
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