Steven R. Mills has been named as Amyris’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will take over the reigns on May 2, 2012. He is replacing Jeryl L. Hillman who announced last August that he would be leaving the company. “Amyris is leading the way in an array of renewable chemicals and fuels. I’m looking forward to joining Amyris’s extraordinary team at a time when the Company is bringing its technology to full-scale production and commercialization,” said Mills.
Mills has a long career in the agricultural industry where he joined ADM in 1979 and served in several roles for the company. While there, he became the CFO in 2008 and in his most recent role Mills was the Senior Executive Vice President, Performance and Growth where he focused on business development.
“Steve’s three decade career at ADM brings the set of skills we need as we enter a new growth stage for our Company,” said John Melo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Amyris. “As we near completion of our first purpose-designed, industrial-scale renewable hydrocarbon plant, Steve’s tested financial and strategy expertise will help ensure Amyris remains on a strong path to meet our customer and investors expectations.”