WOODRIDGE, IL – Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has hired Karl Schoene as the company’s President and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Schoene will help the company focus on accelerating commercialization activities and revenue growth, and on building business development and technology capability.

“Karl’s experience in business-to-business markets and process manufacturing industries, including chemicals and renewable energy, makes him an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Elevance CEO Tony Parnell. “In this position, Karl will work closely with me and the other members of the leadership team to continue our focus on commercialization activities and revenue growth, and provide leadership to the technology and business development organization. We are excited to welcome him to our company.”

Prior to joining Elevance, Schoene was President and CEO of Accutest Laboratories, a network of seven labs and 14 service centers across the United States. During his time at Accutest Laboratories, he led nearly 700 employees through a major performance turn-around and M&A process, culminating in a sale this year to SGS, where he continued to lead the acquired business through a successful post-M&A integration.