Biobased Maine names new executive director

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In Maine, Marina Bowie has taken the top job at Biobased Maine, a trade organization working to expand the states’ use of biobased resources from forests, farms, and oceans.

Bowie, formerly a program associate at the agency, is now executive director. She has been at Biobased Maine since graduating from University of New Hampshire last year. She replaces Charlotte Mace, who is moving to Maine’s Office of Business Development and Innovation.

“I’m honored to take on a leadership role at Biobased Maine, and to build on the major progress we’ve made for this emerging industry in Maine in recent months,” Bowie says. “We marketed Maine’s assets for investment at national and international biotechnology conferences, and brought back promising leads for Maine.”

The group has a target of growing Maine’s forest products industry 40% by 2025.