Upside Meals shuffles management workforce

BERKELEY, CALIF.  — Upside Meals has promoted Kevin Kayser and employed Sean Edgett.

Mr. Kayser has been promoted from the corporate’s senior vice chairman of analysis and growth to chief scientific officer. Mr. Kayser, who has been with the cultivated meat firm since 2018, has led the R&D efforts for nearly 5 years. Mr. Kayser brings with him over 30 years of expertise in biotech industries and a has doctorate diploma in microbiology.

In his new position as CSO, Mr. Kayser will oversee the corporate’s scientific technique, all R&D efforts and collaborate with educational and trade companions. 

“As I mirror upon my previous 4 years at Upside, I’m stuffed with gratitude for the arduous work and dedication of my workforce,” Mr. Kayser mentioned. “In a comparatively brief period of time, we’ve achieved scientific breakthroughs that have been as soon as deemed insurmountable. As we enter our subsequent chapter, I stay up for persevering with to assist drive the innovation that may progress us towards a extra sustainable and equitable meals system.”

Mr. Edgett, who was the previous basic counsel at Twitter for 10 years, is the corporate’s new chief authorized officer. Mr. Edgett has greater than 20 years of expertise within the authorized career. 

In his new position at Upside Meals, Mr. Edgett will take over the authorized compliances, IP, regulatory and authorities affairs for the corporate. 

“Being part of Upside Meals is an unbelievable alternative to assist construct an progressive and sustainable meals system,” Mr. Edgett mentioned. “With their historic regulatory accomplishments and thrilling launches forward, I’m excited to assist navigate the complexities that include pioneering a brand new trade in order that we will drive our mission ahead.”