Terumi Okano and Bernard Bulkin have joined Boston-based Ze-gen Inc. Okano, who received her master's degree in chemical engineering, serves as a process engineer for Ze-gen's research and development team. She supervises and manages the company's process model. Bulkin is a member of Ze-gen's board of directors. He previously spent 18 years with BP Corp. and The Standard Oil Co. Ze-gen Chief Executive Officer Bill Davis said his company looks for board members with specific expertise to create a well-rounded governing team.
The board of directors has seven members. The company also has two two-member, non-governing boards: the Marketing Advisory Board and the Scientific Advisory Board. Ze-gen develops advanced gasification technology to convert wood debris and other solid waste streams into syngas.