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P2 Science Forms Advisory Board

July 10, 2013

P2 Science, a renewable chemical company based in New Haven, CT, has formed a strategic advisory board with leading figures from industry academia and government. The scientific co-founders of the company, Prof. Paul Anastas and Dr. Patrick Foley, worked together at the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.

Anastas will serve on the board along Dr. James Barber, Professor Eric Beckman and Stephen Hicks, a former P&G executive.

Barber served as president and CEO of Metabolix, Inc. from 2000 to 2007. His prior experience includes time as a venture capitalist and in the formation of venture backed companies. Barber currently serves as a director or advisor to a number of leading renewable chemical companies.  

Beckman is a co-founder of Cohera Medical, Inc. and is the primary inventor of the company’s proprietary adhesive technology, which recently won a Gold Edison award for innovation.

Hicks is the recently retired director of R&D at Procter & Gamble for global flavors and fragrance development.

P2’s strategic advisory board is intended to provide insight and counsel from experienced professionals with a track record in relevant technology and business as the company commercializes its technology and works toward its first production capability scheduled for 2014, according to the company.

P2’s CEO is Neil Burns. Prior to joining P2, Burns had more than 25 years experience in specialty chemicals. 

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