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Alumnus Wes Bolsen Named VP & CMO for Leading Biotechnology Company

December 21, 2011

Codexis, Inc. has named Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology alumnus Wesley Bolsen as vice president and chief marketing officer.  In this new position, Bolsen will have responsibility for the company's corporate marketing and communications.  He will report to Alan Shaw, president and chief executive officer.

  Wesley Bolsen

Bolsen is a widely recognized marketing executive in the global biofuels industry.  He joins Codexis from Coskata, where he most recently served as chief marketing officer.  While at Coskata, from 2007-2011, he also held the senior management positions of vice president of government affairs and vice president for business development.  Previously, he was chief financial officer for ICM, Inc., and a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company.

A 2000 electrical engineering Rose-Hulmann graduate, Bolsen was named the Top CMO in the United States in 2011 by the Chief Marketing Officer Institute, and is an executive board member of the Renewable Fuels Association, a former board member of the Advanced Biofuels Association and a founding member of the Advanced Ethanol Council.  He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

"We are very pleased to welcome Wes Bolsen to Codexis," said Shaw in a company press release.  "His active leadership role as an advocate in the biofuels industry, combined with his proven expertise in marketing, will be important as Codexis moves towards commercialization of renewable fuels and chemicals products."

Codexis ( is an industrial biotechnology company producing high-value sustainable chemicals, clean fuels, cost-effective pharmaceutical processes and renewable-bioindustrial ingredients to make industry more efficient, productive and profitable.  Partners include global leaders such as Shell, Merck and Pfizer.