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Biography

Bill Brady ’83, P’12

Bill Brady is an executive and entrepreneur in the sustainable energy and advanced materials industries. He has successfully led large complex global organizations, and has created value in building emerging technology businesses. A frequent presenter on technical and strategic aspects of sustainable energy and materials, Mr. Brady has testified before the United States Senate, Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

As a Partner in Clean Energy Venture Group, he brings seed capital and management expertise to early-stage clean energy companies. Currently, he serves as Founding CEO and Director for Kula Bio, a sustainable and organic nitrogen fertilizer company. Bill is Co-Founder and Director of Monolith Materials, a sustainable carbon black and hydrogen company, and he also serves on the board of directors of advanced material companies Hollingsworth & Vose and Teknor Apex.

Previously, Mr. Brady served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Mascoma Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology company. Mascoma’s bioconversion products have been used to produce billions of gallons of biofuels. Mascoma was successfully sold to Lallemand Corporation in November 2014. As Executive Chairman of Lux Research, he led the development and sale to Bregal Sagemount in 2017.

Mr. Brady also served as Executive Vice President of Cabot Corporation, a $3 billion specialty chemical company. Throughout his twenty-three year experience, Mr. Brady held numerous positions at Cabot in the United States and Asia, including President of the $2 billion Carbon Black business which operated 23 manufacturing plants in 17 countries. Under his leadership, the business completed significant expansions in China and Brazil, and executed a major global initiative in energy efficiency. In addition, he led the commercialization of two start-up businesses at Cabot in ink jet colorants and elastomer composites.

A graduate of The University of Scranton with a bachelor of science in chemistry-business, Mr. Brady received his master of business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A former Trustee of The University of Scranton, Mr. Brady and his wife Nancy, also a member of the class of 1983, have four children and reside in Wellesley, MA.