Eric has 35 years of experience in the fermentation and bio-processing industry. Having successfully fulfilled roles related to fermentation optimization, strain selection, process scale-up, and manufacturing. Eric has led several teams to development & commercialization of novel fermentation-based products over the course of his career. Additionally, he has extensive expertise in business development and market management. Eric joined Primient in January of 2022 to focus on development of fermentation-based initiatives as a key strategic market segment for the company. Eric is primarily focused on evaluating and developing strategic partnerships that leverage Primient’s current and evolving capabilities in this high growth market space. In addition, Eric also provides technical support for Primient products used within the fermentation & bioindustry market segment, as well as evaluating development of new products. Eric received BS degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Manchester College. He is a member of the Society for Industrial Microbiology.