EcoSynthetix Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

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April 24, 2014

BURLINGTON, ON, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ – EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX: ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today announced it has named Jeff MacDonald as its Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. MacDonald will lead the Company’s business development, sales, operations and product development activities.

“I am pleased to be welcoming an experienced business leader of Jeff’s caliber,” said John van Leeuwen, Chief Executive Officer of EcoSynthetix. “His commercial experience and proven track record in delivering customer value will help us to meaningfully accelerate our growth.”

“EcoSynthetix is commercializing a truly revolutionary set of bio-based products for use in a number of end markets,” said Jeff MacDonald, newly-appointed Chief Operating Officer of EcoSynthetix. “Working together, we will not only accelerate the adoption of our green technologies, but do so in a way that delivers long-term value to customers and shareholders alike.”

Prior to joining EcoSynthetix, Mr. MacDonald was Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development and member of the executive leadership team at Husky Injection Molding Systems. Previously, he held leadership roles in sales and operations, and led the establishment of Husky’s Asia-Pacific business. Mr. MacDonald holds a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario.

About EcoSynthetix Inc. (

EcoSynthetix Inc. is a renewable chemicals company specializing in bio-based products that can be used as inputs in industrial manufacturing for a wide range of consumer products. The Company’s products offer a reduced carbon footprint and are marketed primarily on the basis of lower cost, stable pricing and equal or superior performance. EcoSynthetix’ lead product, EcoSphere® biolatex® binders, is used commercially by a number of the global top 20 manufacturers in the coated paper and paperboard industry.

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