MycoTechnology has appointed industry veteran Ranjan Patnaik as its new Chief Technology Officer. A newly created role for the company, it will strategically align R&D, food science and technical services teams under a single executive leader as MycoTechnology gears up for its next stage of global growth.
Patnaik is bringing with him to the role over 25 years of experience in the areas of fermentation, strain engineering and bioprocess product development. He joins the company from EVERY (formerly Clara Foods) where, as CTO, he led a multi-disciplinary technology team of over 50 to pioneer the manufacturing of egg proteins using precision fermentation. During his time there, the company transitioned from laboratory-phase research to commercial production.
“I’m thrilled to be taking up this new role with MycoTechnology at such an important and exciting stage of its journey. The potential for mycelial fermentation in food and beverage applications is huge and remains largely untapped,” commented Ranjan Patnaik, CTO, MycoTechnology. “MycoTechnology’s fermentation platform is based on highly sophisticated science and technology know-how and intellectual property assets, putting the company many steps ahead of others in this space and on a clear path to success.”
In the meantime, the company has unveiled its updated branding and new website. The new look represents its brand vision and commitment to harnessing the power of mushrooms to create foods that are better for both people and the planet.
“MycoTechnology has continued to evolve, and this is the perfect time to implement new branding to reflect the huge progress made in recent years. Our aim is to highlight our ability to combine natural food technology with the culinary world to create nutritious and transformative ingredients. This new brand direction reaffirms our position as a trusted partner for chefs and R&D professionals seeking to realize their innovation ideas – all while meeting our goal of evolving the current food system for the benefit of all,” concluded Jonas Feliciano, Director of Marketing, MycoTechnology.
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