President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Cyanco, Michael Lefenfeld was president of SiGNa Chemistry, where he led the development of a new platform of industrial chemicals and products for the energy markets. In addition to SiGNa, Michael independently commercialized several new biomedical and chemical technologies; wherein his work was recognized with the EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Award and WEF’s Technology Pioneer Award.
He has a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Columbia University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Michael has been awarded numerous accolades, including the Technology Pioneer Award and Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum and ICIS Top Chemical Power Player to Watch. He holds more than 50 patents in areas including medical devices, controlled release, electronics, chemical reactivity and information technology.