Mascoma expands leadership team

Jim Schumacher has been promoted to senior vice president for corporate development at Mascoma Corp. He will work on new production facility projects, capital raising and strategic partnerships with leading companies across the cellulosic product value chain. After joining Mascoma in June 2007, he led the establishment of a strategic partnership with General Motors Corp.

Richard Forrest has joined Mascoma as vice president and corporate counsel. He has experience in representing emerging growth companies, most recently serving as lecturer at Harvard Law School to teach a course on legal issues relevant to venture-backed technology companies.