Microalgae-specialists Cyanotech Corporation welcomed Mawae Morton has been named as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company.
Morton replaces Founder and interim CEO, Dr Gerry Cysewski, who will return to his role of Chief Scientific Officer and become Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.
Morton has a deep understanding of complex bio-based operating businesses from various executive positions in the bio-refinery and agriculture disciplines, said the company. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of HBE BiorefineryCo, a Hawaii-based forestry and bioenergy development company.
“This is an exciting time for Cyanotech. I am eager to take on the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Morton. “As Cyanotech continues to enhance its brand and category recognition as a world leader in natural, high-quality astaxanthin and spirulina products, there are significant growth opportunities for the company in the future.”