Jerry Gargulak

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Jerry Gargulak is business development director for Borregaard, a manufacturer of biofuels and biochemicals that can replace petroleum-based products. Utilizing the different components of wood, Borregaard produces biopolymers, specialty cellulose, biovanillin, cellulose fibrils and bioethanol for a variety of applications in sectors such as agriculture and aquaculture, construction, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, foodstuffs, batteries, and biofuels. With a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Gargulak joined the company in 1995 and has worked on lignin technology, capital project realization, and market-focused innovations.