GENECOR INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
GENECOR INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Genecor International, Inc.
announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, W. Thomas Mitchell. Mitchell assumed his new responsibilities at the beginning of this year, working at the company headquarters in Rochester.
Mitchell has been with Genecor International (GCI) since its inception. His most recent position was executive vice president responsible for company operations. Mitchell was a key player in the development of a commercial biotechnology group at Eastman Kodak starting in 1984. He began his career at Kodak in 1969 following graduation from Drexel University with a B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering. Robert E. Leach, the former president and CEO of Genecor International, remains as an employee in an advisory capacity through April 30, 1992. At that time, he will pursue other interests. Genecor International is a diversified multinational industrial biotechnology company. Its products encompass a range of fine and specialty biochemicals including a number of industrial enzymes. GCI was the first company in the world to produce tankerload quantities of an enzyme produced using recombinant DNA technology. GCI's enzymes are used in various industries including detergents, starch processing, textiles, food and feed processing, and paper and pulp preparation. Genecor is a joint venture of Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK), (Rochester, N.Y.) and Cultor Ltd. (Helsinki, Finland). -0- 2/5/92 /CONTACT: Edward R. Robinson of Genecor International, Inc., 716-256-5210/ CO: Genecor International, Inc.; Eastman Kodak Company ST: New York IN: CHM SU: PER
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|Date:||Feb 5, 1992|
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