Bill Frey joins Georgia Pacific as Vice President, Business Development, Disruptive Technologies

Life Science Partner recruits former President and Chief Executive Officer of Qteros

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of William  (Bill) Frey, PhD, most recently President and Chief Executive Officer for Qteros, to Georgia Pacific to lead a new business development initiative on disruptive technologies across the company.   In this role, Frey will be responsible for key areas of investment, such as the use of biotechnology in processing of wood products, materials sciences to create new products, and process engineering to reduce water and energy utilization for a more sustainable business enterprise.

Frey is well qualified to develop this initiative at Georgia Pacific from his leadership at Qteros, a cellulosic ethanol technology company dedicated to accelerating the global commercialization of renewable biofuels.   Previously, Frey served as Global Business Director at DuPont Biofuels where he led global business activities and commercialization of Advanced Biofuels and New Cellulosic Process technologies for the company, resulting in the formation of DuPont Biofuels.   Frey has a significant track record for championing innovation during his 28 years at DuPont, including the creation of new biotechnology-based businesses.

“Frey brings his broad experience and successful insights in identifying and executing transformative opportunities in biofuels and sustainable chemicals and materials to the company,” noted Tom Callaway, President of Life Science Partner.  “His unique blend of developing strategic partners from both sides – large company to small and small company to large – will serve him well in his new role.”

Frey earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  He received a PhD in Organic Chemical with an Enzymology and Biochemistry focus from Pennsylvania State University.  He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

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