Stacy Baca joins Lonza Nutrition Team as Western Regional Account Manager

Allendale, NJ, June 26, 2008 – Lonza announces the hiring of Stacy Baca to the position of Western Regional Account Manager, Food & Nutrition. Under her new title, Ms. Baca will be responsible for the maintenance and development of business at assigned accounts in the Western region.

Chief among Ms. Baca’s responsibilities will be to provide superior customer service by establishing and maintaining customer contact. She will identify customer needs and respond appropriately through the alignment of Lonza technologies. She will also manage the implementation of sales strategies and provide support to marketing efforts that will result in achievement of business team objectives.

“Stacy brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are confident that she will continue to expand Lonza’s West Coast presence as a regional account manager,” said Michael DeGennaro, Global Head of Sales & Marketing - Nutrition for Lonza. “Stacy will help continue Lonza’s history of providing the health and nutrition landscape with innovative, effective ingredients into the future.”

Ms. Baca holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and will be located in the greater Los Angeles area.

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange. In 2007, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.87 billion. Further information can be found at


For further information please contact:
Thomas Brancato
NAFTA Head of Sales & Marketing, Nutrition
Lonza Inc.
Tel +1 201 316 9304
Fax +1 201 785 1364
[email protected]

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