Hendrik Meerman is Vice President of Process Development at Perfect Day, a food company on a mission to create and commercialize delicious animal-free dairy products, while leaving a kinder, greener footprint on the planet. In his current role, Hendrik oversees the development and scale-up of fermentation and downstream purification processes for the production of animal-free dairy proteins and lipids. He brings over 20 years of expertise in bioprocess technology development, scale-up and economic manufacture of commercial bioproducts to his work at Perfect Day, having built and managed teams at multiple organizations including Genencor International, Cobalt Technologies, OPX Biotechnologies, and Nucelis.
Hendrik earned his bachelors from MIT and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Chemical Engineering. Originally from upstate New York, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996 and currently resides in Encinitas, CA with his wife and two children.