Calysta Names Sheldon Vice President, Operations


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For Immediate Release

Menlo Park, CA – February 16, 2016 – Calysta, Inc. ( today named Douglas Sheldon to the new position of Vice President, Operations.  He will report to Alan Shaw, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Sheldon will have responsibility for the overall operations of the company, including the construction and operation of production facilities, oversight of capital projects and expansions, supply chain, development of world class production capabilities and long term manufacturing strategy that addresses future capacity additions in line with the broader strategy of the company and its current and future business partners.

“Doug Sheldon brings Calysta 30 years operations management experience from Dow Chemical, one of the world’s leading chemical manufacturers,” Dr. Shaw said.  “He has supervised construction and operation of complex facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has worked extensively with Dow commercial partners.  His global expertise will be vital as Calysta focuses on accelerated commercialization of FeedKind™ protein, our sustainable fishmeal ingredient alternative for the aquaculture industry.”

During three decades at Dow, Mr. Sheldon held positions ranging from engineering, capital projects, plant operations and management of world scale assets to development of Dow’s global site services for facilities in the Americas, Europe and Central and Southeast Asia.  Most recently, he oversaw site expansions, divestitures, consolidations and site service development for multiple Dow global facilities as Global Offering Director and Commercial Director for the Dow Services Business, and for the Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Technology Center for Dow operations in Houston, Texas.  

Previously, as Program Director, Thailand Growth Project, he contributed to Dow’s presence in Thailand and led the >$2 billion Thailand MEGA project, starting with the due diligence of Dow’s JV partner’s Cracker and resulting in several downstream derivative Dow facilities. He also held management positions at Dow plants in the Netherlands and in Texas, Illinois, Missouri and Georgia.  Mr. Sheldon holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Calysta, Inc. (, Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable industrial products. Calysta has two business units. Calysta Nutrition develops and commercializes FeedKind™ protein, a new fish and animal feed ingredient that can reduce the aquaculture and agriculture industries’ reliance on unsustainable ingredients and production methods. Calysta Materials and Energy is developing high value materials for use in industrial and consumer products with cost and performance advantages over current processes. 

Contact: Lyn Christenson,, 650.492.6880, ext 200, or Calysta Media Information,