Peter Sommer is named Director of Technical Innovation

Peter Sommer

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that Peter Sommer has been named Director of Technical Innovation effective immediately.  This newly created role is intended to assist with Gusmer’s expanding business development efforts.  Dr. Sommer will focus on identifying and exploring new product ideas and concepts, including new technologies and collaborations.  Dr. Sommer will continue to provide technical support to Gusmer’s business partners, working closely with Gusmer’s Sales, R&D and Product Management teams.

Prior to joining Gusmer as Biological Products Technical Manager in 2016, Dr. Sommer was Manager of Fermentation, Purification and Operation Support for Xellia Pharmaceutical.   He previously worked for 17 years at Chr Hansen, focusing on fermentation for lactic acid bacteria and plant health microorganisms. Dr. Sommer received  his PhD in microbiology from the Technical University of Denmark, and he also holds a masters in biology from the University of Copenhagen.  Dr. Sommer has published several papers and contributed to several patents.

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