Lacey, WA – July 5, 2006: Natural products industry veteran Susan Haeger has been named Vice President Corporate Communications and Government Affairs of ECONET, Inc. ECONET is the parent company for Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aloecorp, Inc. and Univera LifeSciences, Inc. (formerly Oasis LifeSciences) and is part of a global family of health companies with operations in South Korea, Russia, China, Mexico, Europe and the United States.
"Susan’s history of industry leadership has been central to the success of many important initiatives in the healthy products market. Her experience, extensive network of contacts and commitment to growing the industry with integrity are an excellent fit for ECONET, “ said Derek Hall, CEO and Vice-Chair of ECONET, Inc.
Ms. Haeger has more than 20 years experience in the natural and organic products industry. She has served in a number of leadership roles with New Hope Natural Media since 2001, most recently as Vice President Strategic Global Affairs. Prior to New Hope, Haeger served as president/chief executive officer of Citizens for Health, the nation’s leading consumer advocacy organization for choice in health care. Before taking over Citizens leadership in 1995 she was co-founder of Ascent Marketing, a specialist marketing and communications company serving natural, organic and sustainable product companies.
Haeger is a frequent international speaker, addressing consumer and market issues at academic and legislative forums, government agency meetings, consumer and trade shows, health boards and broadcast media programs. Industry recognition of Haeger includes receiving the National Nutritional Foods Association 2005 "Crusader Award" in recognition of her notable contributions to the natural products industry above and beyond commercial success.
“I am honored to work with the ECONET team to communicate the benefits of sound science-based innovation in healthy products,” said Haeger, who will be based in the company’s U.S. headquarters in Lacey, Washington.
About the ECONET US Family of Companies
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) is a leading research and development company and proprietary ingredients supplier of therapeutic botanicals for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Aloecorp, Inc. (www.aloecorp.com) is the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of raw aloe vera materials that are scientifically tested for biological activity, certified pure by the International Aloe Science Council, and clinically supported in published, peer-reviewed studies. Univera LifeSciences, Inc. (formerly Oasis LifeSciences) (www.univeralifesciences.com), is the world’s leading healthy aging company with full-scale genomic, proteomic and biological research capabilities unmatched in advanced research, technology and manufacturing capabilities.
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