Dr. Nedwin has over 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology industries. He is an accomplished senior executive with domestic and international experience in new market identification, innovation, research & development, business planning, strategic positioning, operations, P&L, sales & marketing, involving both start-up, growth and billion dollar organizations. He has a track record of innovative product development, market focus, increasing sales and EBIT while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and increase efficiency.
Dr. Nedwin received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry from S.U.N.Y./Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from U.C. Riverside. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology at Genentech, Inc. Dr. Nedwin also holds a M.S. Degree in the Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Nedwin has held a number of varied scientific, corporate development and senior management positions, most notably as President of Novozymes, Inc., and as Executive Vice President of the Genencor Technical Enzymes Division of Danisco (acquired by DuPont in 2011). More recently, Dr. Nedwin was CEO of Taxon Biosciences, Inc., (acquired by DuPont in April 2015). He is currently CEO of TripleDNA Consulting, LLC. Dr. Nedwin is also currently CEO of Second Genome. Dr. Nedwin is a co-author of over 40 scientific publications and patents and co-editor in chief of the journal Industrial Biotechnology. Dr. Nedwin has served on several Boards, including the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a current and founding member of the Board of Executives of the UCD Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science. Dr. Nedwin is also an accomplished rock and blues guitarist, as well as a luthier.