Heyward Robinson recently joined Oakbio Products as Vice President of Business Development where he is focused on bringing Oakbio’s unique carbon capture and utilization technology to market. Previously, Heyward was the Programs Director at the Clean Coalition and a Senior Scientist at SRI International. He has over 25 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary teams to develop novel optical and electronic materials for emerging applications, including optical coatings, renewable energy, and information processing. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford. Heyward is the former Mayor of Menlo Park, CA; former Chairman of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority; former Board Member of the Dumbarton Rail Policy Committee; and former member of the San Mateo County Congestion Management and Environmental Quality Committee. He co-founded Menlo Park’s Green Ribbon Citizen’s Committee (GRCC) and was Mayor when Menlo Park became one of the first California Cities to create and adopt a Climate Action Plan. He has also served as Conservation Chair and Executive Committee Member of the Sierra Club’s Loma Prieta Chapter and on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Silicon Valley.