Biotechnology Veteran Joins Riffyn as Vice President of Product Development and Application Support

OAKLAND - Riffyn, a developer of cloud-based software for research and development, today announced that Dr. Tom Treynor has joined the company as Vice President of Product Development and Application Support.

“Tom is one of the most talented and deeply experienced R&D process and quality engineers in the life science and chemical industry.  He has consistently delivered transformative value to both R&D and manufacturing organizations throughout his career, and will bring that same extraordinary insight and value to Riffyn customers,“ said Tim Gardner, Riffyn’s founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Tom join and lead our growing team.”

Dr. Treynor will lead the team of engineers and scientists helping customers utilize Riffyn SaaS to achieve unprecedented transparency, collaboration and performance in their R&D activities.  He will also translate customer experiences into development priorities for Riffyn’s continuously improving platform.

Dr. Treynor was previously the Director of Test Operations at Zymergen, where he led strain screening and fermentation process operations. Dr. Treynor also served as the Principal Quality Engineer at Amyris, where he transformed the predictability with which strains and processes designed, developed and scaled from the lab to the plant.  Earlier, Dr. Treynor served on the chemical and biological sensing team at General Electric's Global Research Center. 

Dr. Treynor holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Yale, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford, and has developed and taught multivariate statistical methods curricula globally. 

About Riffyn

Riffyn’s cloud-based software provides computer-aided process design and automated data analytics to R&D organizations. Riffyn delivers unprecedented data quality, data integration and real-time collaboration capabilities for reproducible discoveries and robust product development. The company was founded in 2014 by veterans from the life science and high-performance computing industries, and is headquartered in Oakland, California. For further information please visit riffyn.com.