Matt Stegenga, current director of marketing for Biova, Johnston, IA, has been named president of the company. He succeeds Dennis Casey, PhD, who will continue with Biova as a member of its board of directors. “With more than 10 years experience working with egg membrane, nobody knows this technology and the market better than Matt,” said Dr. Casey. Mr. Stegenga will continue Biova’s global market development, focusing on expanding applications for Biova’s patented technologies and branded ingredients.
Biova has also hired Dr. Craig Rowles, who joins Biova in January as chief operating officer overseeing multiple operations in Iowa and Kansas. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Rowles will also direct Biova’s special research and development initiatives, aimed at expanding market applications for Hydro5, OvaPure, Ovacore and other nascent technologies.