Calysta appoints regulatory affairs executive

Published on
November 7, 2016

California-headquartered Calysta Inc. has appointed Tomas Belloso to the new position of vice-president of regulatory affairs. Reporting to Josh Silverman, chief product and innovation officer, Belloso is responsible for the company’s regulatory and quality management programs and strategy.

“Tomas Belloso brings Calysta over a decade of senior regulatory, quality and product management experience in the feed and animal health industries,” Silverman said. “He is an important addition to our management team as Calysta moves toward commercial production of FeedKind protein.”

FeedKind is a new fish and animal feed ingredient targeted at replacing fishmeal.

Belloso previously served as regulatory compliance manager at the feed division of Wilbur-Ellis, a USD 3 billion (EUR 2.7 billion) international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Prior to that, he held senior regulatory and product management positions at Royal Canin USA, a subsidiary of MARS Inc., Nestle Purina, Monsanto and Elanco Animal Health.

He holds a Ph.D. in animal sciences and a master’s degree in dairy sciences from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela.

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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