As vice president of Manufacturing for Heliae Technology Holdings Inc., Adrian Galvez delivers 32 years of experience managing large-scale biomass processing facilities, in addition to leading multiple successful commercial developments of innovative process technologies. Combining his experience managing large-scale industrial processing facilities with driving the commercialization of new technologies, Adrian is leading Heliae's technology platform scale up.
Prior to Heliae, Adrian served as senior vice president of Engineering at Solazyme, where he was responsible for initializing and managing processes integral to producing algal oils at commercial scale. While at Solazyme, Adrian led the design, development, and operations of the company's first large-scale production facility and acted as the manufacturing sponsor for its sale of jet fuel to the U.S. Navy.
From 2008 to 2010, Adrian served as the chief technology officer of EdeniQ, a cellulosic biofuels company, where he was responsible for the company's R&D program, new technology initiatives, and customer technical services. From 2006 to 2008, Adrian served as the senior vice president, Technology and Technical Services, at Altra Biofuels, a corn ethanol producer. From 1998 to 2006, Adrian held various positions at Delta-T Corp., an alcohol plant engineering company, including vice president, Technology and Technical Services.
Prior to joining Delta-T Corp., Adrian was the Alcohol Division manager at Grain Processing Corp., a corn-products company; a technical services manager at Combustion Engineering, a bioenergy engineering company; and plant superintendent for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM), at a corn processing plant. In all these positions, Adrian was instrumental in increasing efficiencies, yields, and profits. Adrian holds a BA in Chemistry from Benedictine College.