The former president and CEO of Bayer CropScience will take over as the chief executive officer for Minneapolis-based Calyxt. Jim Blome’s first day on the job is October 1. Previously, Blome held executive positions at Valent and Agriliance. Calyst is working on consumer-focused products and will soon market a high-oleic soybean oil. That will be the company’s first commercial launch.
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