ALAN BELCHER - DIRECTOR & BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVISOR
Alan is a Chemical Engineer with 40 years of experience in engineering management, manufacturing, and operations at the domestic and international level. He is experienced in biofuel process and project development, as well as within the food, biotechnology, and energy industries among others. Alan recently retired from his role as Senior Vice President of Operations at Mascoma Corporation—a US-based cellulosic ethanol bioprocessing firm—, but continues to support the company as an engineering consultant. Prior to joining Mascoma, he was the Executive Vice President of Technology for Ethanex Energy and the Vice President of Project Development for Delta-T Corporation. Alan has extensive hands-on experience in food processing production and distribution, biotech and pharmaceutical projects, enzyme catalysis, and sugar, cellulose,grain ethanol technology.
Alan holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario and an Executive MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of both British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
When time allows, Alan enjoys playing hockey, skiing, serving the community, photographing, mentoring, investing, playing the guitar, and keeping up with 3 grand children.