Botanceo Specialty Ingredients: hired Andrew Baum as president and chief executive officer. He joined the company from SemBioSys, where he was president and chief executive officer from August 1998 to January 2009.During his time at SemBioSys, Mr. Baum coordinated the creation of Botaneco as a stand-alone SemBioSys subsidiary. He brings broad agricultural, business, development and operational experience to the team; having formerly spent 16 years at Calgene, Inc. planning and executing Calgene’s plant oils business.
Botaneco Specialty also hired David DelloRusso as its new sales account manager for Eastern North America. He comes to Botaneco from Cognis Corporation, where he spent three years as a regional key account manager and an account manager for the East Coast region.