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 michael W. Little



Plant Manager (Myriant Lake Providence, LA.) Mike Little Mr. Little joined the Myriant team in 2011to serve as the Construction Manager in order to oversee the General Contractor during the construction of the Myriant Succinic Acid Plant in Lake Providence, LA. After construction Mr. Little stayed on where he currently holds the position of Plant Manager. Michael has over 35 years' experience in EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) from companies such as KBR (Kellogg Brown & Root), CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron) and S&B Engineering and Constructors building plants throughout the U.S. ranging from Chemical, Refinery and Power Plants. Further to that, he has held positions ranging from Construction Manager, Superintendent and Turnover Coordinator. Michael's last 15 years have been spent constructing, commissioning and starting up plants along with training client operations personnel, the safest and most cost effective approaches in plant operations. Mr. Little holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He also holds a Core Curricula PE and Pipefitter PE through NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).  

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The Same Chemicals, the Same Products—Just a Lot Greener At Myriant, we know there's a better, greener way to produce the products people use every day. And we're realizing that vision—displacing barrels of petroleum by manufacturing and selling high-value chemicals made from renewable, sustainable feedstocks. As companies and consumers look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and transition away from petroleum's price volatility, Myriant has the solution: our proven technology platform and strategic feedstock selection enable Myriant to deliver high-quality, high-performing, green chemicals at a competitive, more-predictable cost versus petroleum-based chemicals without the need for government subsidies. That's what we call a sustainable advantage. Our platform produces a broad pipeline of bio-based chemicals including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives and other bio-based chemical intermediates that perform equal to, or better than, traditional petroleum-based chemicals. Our bio-based chemicals integrate seamlessly into existing chemical production processes to provide a wide range of consumer applications.  

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