Iowa Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Smith to the role of Commercial Officer. In this role Steve’s focus will be to provide commercial leadership for the biobased products platform.
The position of Commercial Officer (Biobased Products) will play a part in the state’s biobased economic growth initiative, working closely with partners across Iowa including Sundeep Vani, Chief Technology Officer for the Biobased Products platform, located at Iowa State University.
IICorp’s CEO Jim Register is optimistic about the new appointment, saying “Steve brings a valuable background and skill set to the state’s efforts to promote economic growth in the biobased products sector and we’re tremendously excited to have him join the team.”
Steve’s background in intellectual property, licensing, agribusiness, strategy and startups will provide a strong foundation of experience upon which IICorp’s clients can draw, and he will also compliment the ongoing efforts to affirm Iowa as an innovative leader in the realm of biobased products.