Mr. James Matzinger has been hired to serve as Program Coordinator for the Northwest Ohio Green Products Center housed at the CIFT.Mr. Matzinger has an extensive background in business development, engineering, marketing, sales and customer service providing a framework of resources for existing companies or entrepreneurial efforts with regard to biobased products.
Biobased products are composed, in whole or significant part, from renewable plant or animal materials rather than synthetic chemicals or hydrocarbons and petroleum-based ingredients.
The opportunities are endless and as demonstrated through the commitment of the USDA BioPreferred
Program, engagement in this area is gaining momentum and provides a niche opportunity for many local businesses," comments Matzinger
.Mr. Matzinger, a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Masters degree specializing in Economic Development and a Bachelor of Science degree focused on business and technology development, is poised to guide local businesses down the path of development and advancement.