Carlos A. Cabrera, was elected executive chairman of Genomatica. Cabrera was formerly chairman, president and CEO of UOP, a Honeywell company, that supplies and licenses process technology and services to the petrochemical, refining and gas processing industries. He also previously served as executive chairman of Ivanhoe Energy; a director at Gevo; and as CEO of China’s National Institute of Low Carbon and Clean Energy.
Genera Energy CEO Kelly Tiller was one of four featured panelists at the 2015 White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference July 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the White House Rural Council, this conference offered a forum for leaders in rural investment and financing to meet with pioneers in large-scale irrigation, biomass supply chain, agricultural data and lumber distribution businesses. Other speakers on the panel included Hortau CEO Jocelyn Boudreau, FarmLink CEO Ron LeMay and Klausner Trading President Thomas Mende. The panel moderator was Jim Feinerman, associate dean, Georgetown Law Center. The panel focused on how each participant’s business raised funding and investment capital, each business’ opportunities for growth and potential barriers, and suggestions for ways the government could encourage continued growth in rural and agricultural businesses.