January 02, 2018

Triton Algae Innovations Announces Key Strategic Hire

Brings on Experienced International Fermentation Expert

January 2, 2018 - Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company which has developed a proprietary algae platform to revolutionize the human and animal nutrition markets, has announced the hiring of a widely-respected algae industry veteran and fermentation expert, Dr. Jon Hansen, to serve as Triton’s chief engineering officer.   

Dr. Hansen has over 27 years deep and broad experience in microbial biotechnology, at all scales and stages, much of that experience leading the development and commercialization of micro-algae technologies for OmegaTech, Martek BioSciences, DSM, and Heliae. Jon helped to design multiple pilot and manufacturing facilities, and has in-depth commercial experience at 12 manufacturing plants across 7 countries. Jon is a co-inventor on over 25 patent families and is a pioneer of a wide range of successful commercial algal products and technologies, including the first and most successful microbial DHA and EPA technologies found in food, animal nutrition, nutritional supplements and nearly all US infant formula products. 

“We consider it a real coup to be able to land Jon here at Triton”, said Xun Wang, President and CEO of the company.   “With his considerable experience in this field, he was in great demand across the algae industry, so were thrilled to have him on board with us as Triton moves forward into what is going to be a very active commercial phase”