Italy-based PHA producer Bio-on is still working its way through a difficult period. However, in a sign that the company is looking to move forward, the judicial administrator announced on December 5 that he had appointed, with immediate effect, Mr. Riccardo Casoni as the new general manager and sole director of Bio-on Plants Srl, replacing Mr. Vittorio Folla who resigned from his office on September 12.
The appointment is aimed at promoting the stable and coordinated management of all operational and planning activities of the company, in order to more effectively meet corporate goals. At the same time, he will be tasked with mapping a growth path for the brands, patents and more generally of the technologies to bring the development and development of finished products to industrial scale, in addition to further exploring and expanding the market applications for PHA biopolymers.
Riccardo Casoni previously held management positions in other companies. He acted as the director of Environmental Quality and Safety of Società Italia Zuccheri Spa from January 2005 to July 2008, and served as industrial director of the Co.Pro.B. Group S.c.a. from August 2008 to May 2017.
According to the judicial administrator, Prof. Dr. Luca Mandrioli, it was important to go outside the company to look for new leadership. Mr Casoni was deemed to have the best credentials to steer the company through the current turbulent business situation and to put it back on track to develop and grow its PHA business.
Dr. Riccardo Casoni, said the administrator, possesses the necessary skills, ‘competence, authority, and knowledge of the sector’ essential to ‘successfully guide the operational management of the company in the coming months’.