28 Aug BioForward names Renk as new executive director
BioForward, the member organization that represents the state’s biotechnology industry, has named Bryan Renk to the position of Executive Director. He will start the position on Oct. 1.
Renk has had considerable biotechnology management expertise most recently as President and Director of aOva Technologies. Laura Strong, Board President of BioForward, has said that she’s enthusiastic about his ability to grow organizations and says that he is an excellent match for the potential for growth in our organization and our industry.
Previously he has held positions as Director of Licensing at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors for Maple Leaf Farms, the largest vertically integrated duck producer in the United States, as well as FluGen, an emerging leader in influenza vaccines.
“I’m excited to join BioForward in this leadership role,” said Renk. “As our biotechnology industry moves ahead in these challenging times, we are focused on promoting the growth of Wisconsin’s biotechnology companies by expanding the value of our offerings.”