Californian packaging giant EarthShell Corp has named Vincent J. Truant as president and COO, effective immediately.

Prior to this appointment, Truant served as senior VP and chief marketing officer and has been an executive officer of the company since April 1998. Truant assumes leadership at an important juncture in EarthShell's development, as the company undertakes the transfer of the technology to its manufacturing partners.

"It has been extremely rewarding for me to see the initial components of our business model achieved over the last few years," said CEO Simon K. Hodson. "Handing over operations to Vince will serve our company extremely well."