Lacey, WA – October 5, 2005 – Aloecorp, the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of bioactive Aloe vera raw materials, has announced the hiring of Wayne McCune as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective September 2, 2005. He is responsible for all aspects of Aloecorp’s worldwide sales and marketing efforts, and will focus on pursuing new revenue streams and the development of new products and services. McCune is a seasoned nutrition and health industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in these areas. Walt Jones, formerly Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Aloecorp, will continue to support the company as a sales consultant.
“Aloecorp has experienced a number of exciting corporate developments recently, including the implementation of our Qmatrix™ Proprietary Processing Technology, allowing us to produce a new generation of Aloe products unique to the industry,” said John Rhees, Aloecorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Wayne’s vast and well-rounded sales and marketing experience, along with his commitment to nutrition and health, will serve Aloecorp in producing a new line of Aloe products unparalleled in the Industry.”
Before joining Aloecorp, McCune worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ingredient-manufacturer Cardinal Nutrition. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President of Sales for Integrative Therapeutics, a nutritional supplement manufacturer. In addition, his extensive and impressive career includes 16 years working at the Mead Johnson Nutritional Division of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
“I am excited about the vision that Aloecorp’s founder and Chairman, B. William Lee, holds for Aloecorp and its sister companies, and am delighted to work for a vertically integrated company that truly does make a difference in affecting the health of mankind,” said McCune. “Working together with our fabulous team, I look forward to helping Aloecorp reach new heights in raising the bar for the production of novel, quality Aloe vera products.”
McCune received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon State College, and has logged many hours carrying out extensive executive management coursework at the American Management Association.
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Aloecorp, Inc. (www.aloecorp.com) and sister company Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) are subsidiaries of Univera, Inc. Unigen and Aloecorp each focus on identifying and studying the unique ingredients of medicinal botanicals (Aloecorp’s focus is on Aloe vera) and then formulating proprietary raw materials for use in cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
Aloecorp is a multinational company providing research-proven, bioactive Aloe vera ingredients to world markets. Aloecorp’s corporate philosophy is to “bring the best of nature to mankind,” and does so with its bioactive, standardized Aloe vera that guarantees 10% polysaccharides by weight, and is clinically proven to enhance the activity of Native Aloe gel. Since its inception in 1988, Aloecorp has been the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of raw Aloe vera materials. All of Aloecorp’s raw Aloe vera materials have been scientifically tested for biological activity, certified pure by the International Aloe Science Council, and clinically supported in published, peer-reviewed studies. Aloecorp provides raw Aloe vera materials to finished goods manufacturers in the nutritional and dietary supplement, functional food, cosmeceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical industries. Aloecorp, ACTIValoe™, and all associated logos are registered trademarks of Aloecorp in the United States and other countries. Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has granted Aloecorp an exclusive licensing agreement to use its patented processes to manufacture ACTIValoe™.