Algenesis Announces New Executive Structure and Appoints Tom Cooke as President

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February 17, 2020

La Jolla, CA — Algenesis Corp, a global leader in bio-based material science, is pleased to announce that Tom Cooke will join as President, as the company announces a new executive organizational structure designed to drive the company’s mission and key strategic initiatives. Tom Cooke, who begins work effective immediately, will report to CEO and co-founder, Stephen Mayfield Ph.D.

As President, Tom’s role will be to drive Algenesis’ strategic plan to commercialize all aspects of the business, including B2B applications of Soleic™ Technology in addition to DTC Branded Products that leverage new and existing technologies.

Algenesis CEO, Stephen Mayfield commented, “Tom is the right leader for Algenesis, he shares our values and is passionate about our mission. His extensive experience in consumer products, combined with his business development and marketing skills will allow us to strengthen existing partnerships, develop new strategic alliances, and position Algenesis for tremendous success and positive impact in the world. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Algenesis team”, said Tom Cooke. “Algenesis is an incredibly innovative company with so much talent and potential to do good in the world. Steve and I share a similar outlook on the plastic pollution crisis. As surfers, we’re first-hand witnesses to the damage that petroleum plastic is doing to the planet. I wanted to pivot 180 degrees and put my energy into fighting for a more sustainable planet, and Algenesis is the perfect opportunity to make a difference on the issues that I am most passionate about.”

Tom joins Algenesis from Reef, where he was VP of Product for 7 years. He was responsible for Reef’s global product line strategy and execution including product management, design, and development. Prior to Reef, Tom spent 16 years at Vans where he held numerous roles in Product Management and Development, most recently as the Director of Footwear for the Core Channel, which included Syndicate, Pro Skate, Surf, and OTW footwear lines. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.