SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Jodie Morgan has been named president and general manager of Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company. She has more than 20 years of experience in commercializing chemicals and food ingredients and recently was president of SPI Foods, a global specialty food ingredients manufacturer purchased by Corn Products International in 2007.

Ms. Morgan received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and a master’s in business administration from West Chester University.

“Jodie’s vast experience in the ingredients industry will dramatically accelerate Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals’ market development and commercialization of this new class of natural, healthy and functional microalgae food ingredients,” said Jonathan Wolfson, chief executive officer of Solazyme and Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals. “Jodie brings a unique set of skills to this role. Her experiences running manufacturing and M&A integration, coupled with her broad background in sales and marketing, make her an ideal leader.”