President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Solix, Austin was President of Calera Corporation, a Khosla Ventures backed CO2 sequestration company, where he led the scale-up of the company’s technology and the development of key strategic alliances.
Previously, Austin was President of Tate & Lyle Sucralose Inc., where he led the global SPLENDA® Sucralose sweetener business for eleven years through 2008. Earlier assignments at Tate & Lyle included positions of increasing global responsibility at the Operations and Managing Director level in the United States, Canada and the UK.
Austin began his career with Irish Refining Company as a process and project engineer in their Exxon managed oil refinery. He later moved to Angus Fine Chemicals, an American/French contract manufacturing joint venture.
Austin has a chemical engineering degree from University College Dublin, Ireland.
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