CAMBRIDGE, MA – LiquiGlide Inc. has appointed Greg Keenan as the company’s head of new business development. With more than two decades of experience commercializing technologies in the chemicals, energy, agriculture and clean technology industries, Keenan will lead the company’s go-to-market strategies and commercialization efforts, with a focus on industrial coating applications.

“I am passionate about solving global sustainability challenges in the materials, food and energy markets by providing innovative solutions at the intersection of material science and engineering,” said Keenan. “By eliminating the friction that causes viscous liquids to stick to solid surfaces, LiquiGlide’s breakthrough coatings can create new growth opportunities by dramatically reducing waste, water usage and energy from the production, storage and delivery of the products we use everyday.” 

Before joining LiquiGlide, Keenan served as the North American Director of Biomaterial Solutions at Ingredion Inc., a global leader in biomaterial innovation and application development that acquired Penford Corp. in 2015. Prior to the acquisition, he was Vice President of New Business Development for Penford Products, the industrial market division of Penford Corp., where he was responsible for identifying, developing and executing new business opportunities in specialty bioproducts markets.

Earlier in his career, Keenan was the Vice President of Business Development and Engineering at Virent Inc., a leading biofuel and biochemical process technology company. He began his career at Air Products and Chemicals, where he held a variety of engineering and business development roles in the company’s hydrogen energy business.