Sapphire Energy Snags COO From Solazyme

San Diego-based algae-based oil technology firm Sapphire Energy announced Tuesday that it has named Jeff Webster as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Webster joins the company from Solazyme, where he was COO. Webster also served at Tyson Foods' renewable energy arm, as well as Carmichael Training Systems, Kellogg Co., and ARCO. Sapphire Energy said Webster will oversee current and future business operations, business and project development and corporate affairs.