Carbios strengthens its organization with a view to commercial development and integrates new key expertise to market its innovations

  • Stéphane FERREIRA joins Carbios as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee on October 10, 2022.

  • Frédéric ALARCON appointed Licensing Manager

  • Arnaud TILLON appointed Group Marketing Director

  • These new skills complement the seniority of the Carbios management team, following the appointments in June of Mathieu BERTHOUD as Sourcing and Public Affairs Director, Lionel ARRAS as Industrial Director, and Pascal BRICOUT as Strategy and Finance Director. (1)

  • Departure of Martin STEPHAN, Deputy Managing Director

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, October 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

Carbios (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a pioneer in the development of enzymatic solutions dedicated to the life cycle of plastic and textile polymers, announces the evolution of its organization, a necessary step to successfully start the commercialization of the technologies developed by the company.

As part of this organization, Stéphane FERREIRA will join Carbios as Director of Operations. He will be in charge of the overall development of the company and will manage relations with industrial and commercial partners of Carbios.

Stéphane FERREIRA’s team will be strengthened by the expertise of two new members, whom he will supervise. These include:

  • Frédéric ALARCON, Licensing Manager, who joined Carbios on September 5. Its role is to build and deploy the process license model which is at the heart of the Carbios business model;

  • Arnaud TILLON, Group Marketing Director, joined the firm on September 12. He will accompany the development of the company by defining and deploying the marketing strategy. He is also in charge of strengthening the customer culture within the organization.

Martin STEPHAN will step down as Deputy CEO on October 15, 2022, after nearly six years at Carbios.

Emmanuel Ladent, CEO of Carbios: “The appointment of Stéphane FERREIRA as Director of Operations is excellent news for Carbios. His extensive experience in global markets will help Carbios reach a new level, deploying the company’s proprietary technologies at scale. I am also delighted with the recent arrivals of Frédéric ALARCON and Arnaud TILLON, whose respective expertise in licenses and general public offers will be invaluable. Finally, on behalf of all the Carbios teams, I would like to salute and thank Martin STEPHAN for his ongoing commitment to the development of the company. His experience, expertise and skills have been essential in developing partnerships that have allowed Carbios to be so close to industrial deployment and recognized as the future world leader in plastics and fibers in the circular economy. »

Stéphane FERREIRA, Director of Operations at Carbios: “I am delighted to begin my mission in order to commercialize the tremendous work carried out by the Carbios teams, and also to contribute to responding to the sustainability challenges that Carbios is facing. »

After more than 20 years of experience in specialty chemicals, Mr. Ferreira has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the markets related to materials sciences and life sciences. He is a graduate of the Agro Institute of Montpellier and holds a Master of Science in Life Sciences. He has held strategic and operational positions at DuPont and Arkema, in various countries including France, Germany and South Korea. Most recently, he was Vice President of Business Unit Transformation at Arkema Coatings. He successfully led major transformations through his leadership and customer focus, developing the culture, processes and strategic partnerships needed to grow the business.

Frédéric ALARCON, Licensing Manager at Carbios: “I am happy to use my experience in petrochemicals and plastics as well as my experience of formalizing technological partnerships through licensing agreements, to participate in the international development of Carbios technology. »

During his nearly 30-year career in the petrochemical and plastics industries, Mr. Alarcon held various leadership positions in R&D, technology, business development, manufacturing and customer technical support at BP Chemicals, INEOS and more recently Sibur. As Regional Licensing Manager at INEOS, he came to work on capital projects and secured licensing deals for technologies in different geographies, particularly in the Americas.

Arnaud TILLON, Group Marketing Director at Carbios:I am proud and excited to play a part in the environmental and societal challenges taken up by Carbios, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the food and beverage and textile mass markets with the team. »

Before joining Carbios, Mr. Tillon held various positions in Marketing-Communication and Sales Management at Nestlé Waters, where he managed the Perrier brand, then at Publicis Groupe. More recently, Mr. Tillon moved into the textile industry and was in charge of the international expansion of the brand at IKKS, the French fashion group. During his career, Mr. Tillon has led business development projects on a global scale, mainly in America, Europe and China.

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    Carbios acquires the necessary skills to succeed in its industrial expansion and strengthens its Executive Committee. -Carbios

About Carbios

Created in 2011 by Truffle Capital, Carbios is a green chemistry company, developing biological and innovative processes. Through its unique approach combining enzymes and plastics, Carbios aims to meet new consumer expectations and the challenges of a broad ecological transition by taking up a major challenge of our time: plastic and textile pollution.

Carbios deconstructs any type of PET (the dominant polymer in bottles, trays, polyester textiles) into its basic components which can then be reused to produce new PET plastics of equivalent quality to virgins. This PET innovation, the first of its kind in the world, was recently recognized in a scientific article published on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature. Carbios successfully started its demonstration plant in Clermont-Ferrand in 2021. It has just taken a new key step towards the industrialization of its process with the construction of an unprecedented unit in partnership with Indorama Ventures.

In 2017, Carbios and L’Oreal co-founded a consortium to contribute to the industrialization of its proprietary recycling technology. Committed to developing innovative solutions for sustainable development, Nestle Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverages & Food Europe joined this consortium in April 2019. In 2022, Carbios signed an agreement with On, Patagonia, PUMA and Salomon, to develop solutions promoting the recyclability and circularity of their products.

The Company has also developed a technology for the enzymatic biodegradation of single-use plastics based on PLA (a biobased polymer). This technology makes it possible to create a new generation of plastics that are 100% compostable under domestic conditions, integrating enzymes into the heart of the plastic product.

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Carbios (ISIN FR0011648716/ALCRB) is eligible for the PEA-PME, a government program allowing French residents investing in SMEs to benefit from income tax deductions.

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