Schenectady, N.Y., October 19, 2005 - Fortitech, Inc., the world leader in manufacturing custom nutrient premixes, is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Morba as its new purchasing manager. Fortitech's prior purchasing manager, Maria Ranucci, will be assuming a new role as sr. buyer/logistics manager to increase focus on raw materials and logistics efforts.
Reporting directly to Fortitech president Walt Borisenok, Thomas Morba will be responsible for leading and developing a comprehensive purchasing program of raw materials, non-raw materials and fine chemicals for use in Fortitech's premixes. He will also direct the development of new purchasing program initiatives, coordinate program activities with corporate affiliates and vendors, negotiate contracts, set purchasing strategies and objectives as related to raw materials and manage the operations of the purchasing programs.
Morba has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and material procurement/management and has also handled inventory control and spearheaded strategic planning efforts. Most recently, Morba served as procurement director with Byrne Dairy in Syracuse, N.Y. where he implemented a formal purchasing program including software implementation, materials process re-engineering, and successful cost savings initiatives. He has also worked with the Marietta Corporation as purchasing manager, Saulsbury Fire-Rescue, Inc., and G.A. Braun Inc. as materials manager, and with the Black Clawson Company as purchasing and inventory manager.
Morba received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and an associate's degree in microelectronics from the Technical Training Center in Milpitas, Calif. He holds numerous certifications and professional memberships including the American Production & Inventory Control Society
(APICS) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Morba is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was a 1st Lieutenant with the Strategic Air Command.
About Fortitech, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Fortitech, Inc. is the world leader in the development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, integrating functional ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals. Fortitech is ISO 9001:2000 and FPA certified and meets kosher and Halal standards.
Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., the company has a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Mexico and the United States (New York and California). For more information, visit fortitech.com - powered by FortiSourceR - the ultimate fortification destination. Not just premixes...Strategic Nutrition.