Joel Stone serves as EVP of Strategy for Lee Enterprises Consulting. He is a long-term visionary and respected leader in commercializing industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology. Joel is an accomplished executive having held leadership roles at a number of start-up companies delivering new technologies. Joel’s expertise includes strategic planning, design and construction, fermentation design, process development, technical transfer, troubleshooting, process analysis, optimization, cost reduction, downstream recovery, plant startups, scale up/scale down planning, and commercial product deployment. Joel provides services for fermentation and downstream recovery to develop and commercialize the emerging synthetic biology products including commercialization assistance for advanced technology clients in renewable chemicals, biochemicals, biofuels, agricultural materials, and biobased ingredients for food, fragrance, and consumer products. Joel has an M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He has twice been listed in Biofuels Digest’s Top 100 in the Bioeconomy. In 2019 he was selected as the inaugural “Champion for Industry” award from Thomas.net. Watch Joel’s Video. Contact Joel.