RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) (RIBTW) (the Company or RBT) a global leader in the production and marketing of value-added products derived from rice bran, announced the appointment of Ms. Janet Balson as vice president of compliance, regulatory and external affairs for RiceBran Technologies.
Ms. Balson comes to RBT with extensive compliance, regulatory and external affairs experience in the food industry having most recently served as regulatory affairs manager at Chr. Hansen Inc. for the past eight years. Ms. Balson also worked in regulatory affairs at Kerry Ingredients. She received her B.A. in biology and biochemistry from Beloit College and her master of science in food safety from Michigan State University. She currently serves as president of the Enzyme Technical Association, vice chair of the International Food Additive Council, is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of the Food Ingredients Expert Committee of the Food Chemical Codex.
In her role as vice president of compliance, regulatory and external affairs, Ms. Balson will report directly to the RiceBran Technologies CEO and President W. John Short. She will also join the RBT Senior Management Committee.
Short commented, "We are excited to have Janet Balson join the RBT senior management team. Her extensive experience in compliance and regulatory affairs in the food ingredients industry and her knowledge of the dietary supplement industry will provide our company with needed expertise as we continue to expand our sales and marketing efforts in both the human food ingredient and NFF sectors. We are delighted to have Janet join our team and we look forward to her immediate contributions."
Ms. Balson will relocate to RBT's Scottsdale, Ariz., corporate offices and can be reached at [email protected]