Virent wins award, adds management

By | January 12, 2009
In early December, Virent Energy Systems Inc. was named Technology Pioneer 2009 by the World Economic Forum for its BioForming technology. The company also announced that Lee Edwards would become its chief executive officer and president in January. He previously spent 25 years at BP Amoco PLC, most recently as president and chief executive officer of BP Solar International Inc. In November, Virent Energy named Jay Kouba as chairman of the board, of which he has been a member since 2007. He is the CEO of Tetravitae Biosciences Inc. and the chairman of Metabolix Inc.