Novozymes announced the appointment of Adam Monroe as the new president of its North American region. Monroe replaced Lars Hansen, who has returned to Denmark to head the company's European region. Monroe began with Novozymes in 1991 in the process engineering group. He has since served as production manger for granulation, regional director of supply chain operations and director of supply chain operations, Americas. In April 2008, he was promoted with increased responsibilities for supply chain and capacity planning in the Americas and global planning for Novozymes.