Mascoma promotes Schumacher, adds Forrest

By | October 06, 2008
Mascoma Corp. has promoted Jim Schumacher to senior vice president of corporate development, and has added Richard Forrest to its leadership team as vice president and corporate counsel. Schumacher, who has been with Mascoma since 2007, most recently led the establishment of a strategic partnership between Mascoma and auto manufacturer General Motors Corp. He will be responsible for corporate development activities, such as working on new production facility projects, raising capital and building strategic partnerships. Forrest has experience in representing emerging growth companies. Most recently, he was appointed a lecturer at Harvard Law School to teach a course on legal issues relevant to venture-backed technology companies.