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Parabel consists of a group of unique and deeply committed individuals

We work across four continents and we are lucky to keep discovering new things every day about this world of ours and the people that live in it.

For us, everyone is important and has a key part to play, but here are a few of our team leaders.

Anthony Tiarks, Peter Sherlock, John Musselman and Matt Van Ert,

The Parabel team all have extensive experience in their own areas - ranging from growth, processing and technology to building, buying, selling and international finance.

We are all available and happy to share our story with you.

 
 

The Management Team

Mr. Anthony Tiarks

Chairman and CEO

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Mr. Anthony Tiarks

Tony is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parabel Limited, responsible for the overall Management and direction of the firm. Previously, Tony was President and Chairman of Liberty Aerospace, Inc., which he established in the United States in 2000 and succeeded in developing and delivering an FAA Part 23 certified aircraft. Prior to starting Liberty Aerospace, Tony was Managing Director in London of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a U.S. investment bank, Chairman of Tide Brokers Limited, a wholesale money broker, and Managing Director of Tide (U.K.) Limited, an international foreign exchange fund management group.Tony holds a B.Sc. in Systems and Management from City University, London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Peter Sherlock

COO

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Mr. Peter Sherlock

Peter is Parabel’s Chief Operating Officer. Between 1999 and 2011, Peter held the positions of Vice President, Product Development and Chief Technology Officer at AuthenTec, Inc., a semiconductor, biometrics and security company that was acquired by Apple Inc. From 1996 until 1999, Peter established and directed the Raleigh (NC) Design Center for Integrated Device Technologies (IDT, California), a semiconductor electronics company. From 1990 until 1996, Peter held the positions of Vice President, Operations and Senior Vice President, Business Development at IVEX Corporation. Peter spent his early career with Ferranti Computer Systems. Peter holds a First Class B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.

Dr. Matthew Van Ert

VP of Growth and Crop Management

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Dr. Matthew Van Ert

Mattis Vice President of Growth and Crop Management. Matt has nearly a decade of experience in algae and aquatic plant growth, harvest and processing; in addition he has nearly 20 years’ experience in ecology, microbiology and genetics. Previously, Matt specialized in aquatic plant and algae growth systems, biomass-to-bioproducts, biofuels, water treatment, and aquatic toxicology. His clients included leading international companies in oil and gas production, renewable products development and aquatic-plant based water remediation. Matt has a PhD in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Matt also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida. He holds patents in the field of molecular diagnostics and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on subjects ranging from algal biofuels to international disease control.

Dr Jaouad Fichtali

CTO

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Dr Jaouad Fichtali


Jaouad is Parabel’s Chief Technology Officer and responsible for leading research and development, technology innovation, commercialization, and applications in the food and feed sectors. Prior to working for the company, Jaouad held senior positions in several of leading food and biofuel companies such as Martek Biosciences/DSM, American Process, and Midori Health. Jaouad earned his Doctorate in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry from McGill University in Canada and his BS and Masters in Chemical and Bio-industrial Engineering from UCL (Louvain University) in Belgium.  Jaouad brings more than 25 years of industrial and professional experience in the global biotech/food ingredients, health/nutrition technology sector and has successfully taken companies from inception to sustainable and profitable commercialization.

John Musselman

VP of Global Business Development

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John Musselman


John is an accomplished food industry executive skilled in sales operations, business development and B2B marketing across diverse segments and international markets and specifically in health and nutrition. Success forging profitable and defensible customer relationships in multiple market segments, including multi-national CPG, medical/infant nutrition, functional food/beverage and dietary supplements. John has twenty years of food industry experience, primarily in commercial roles with specialty and nutritional ingredients. Past roles at ConAgra, Bunge, Ingredion, NuTek Food Science and Roquette. Recently responsible for expanding specialty ingredient growth-stage business into new global markets.


Remco van Es

Director of Innovation and Strategy

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Remco van Es

 Remco studied Biotechnology, Biology and Cell Pathology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and holds a master’s degree in Medical Biology. After initial R&D and Marketing positions at diagnostic companies in Belgium, Leiden and Amsterdam the Netherlands, he has held several positions in Food & Nutrition at Gist Brocades and DSM. Remco has worked and lived in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland where he has been responsible for Business Management and Innovation in the Dairy, Beverage and generally in human and animal nutrition industries. Before joining Parabel, Mr. van Es was responsible at the DSM Innovation Center for new business activities in context of climate change with a strong focus on novel alternative vegetable proteins for human and animal nutrition.

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