GOLDEN, Colorado, Tuesday, November 15, 2005 – GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products
International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), today announced that Coni Francis, R.D., Ph.D. has been named scientific affairs manager. In this role, Dr. Francis will be responsible for managing and communicating the scientific nutrition support behind the health benefits of the company’s specialty ingredients and identifying emerging nutrition science as it relates to the food industry.
"The addition of Dr. Francis further strengthens our team of experts and brings a tremendous amount of scientific perspective to our business," said Patrick Smith, president of GTC Nutrition. "Dr. Francis’ vast experience in nutrition education and research makes her an ideal choice to support our growing customer base and lead the Scientific Affairs department."
Prior to joining the company, Dr. Francis served as a nutrition research manager for the University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center where she planned, developed and executed nutrition research protocols, supervised clinical dietitians, coordinated data collection, and reviewed protocols for scientific merit. Dr. Francis earned her master’s degree in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA and her doctorate in Nutrition from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. She is currently an active member of the American Dietetic Association, American Society of Nutritional Sciences and Colorado Dietetic Association.
“The food industry is evolving toward a much healthier direction, and I look forward to partnering with GTC
Nutrition’s customers to create innovative products that meet the needs of today’s health-conscious consumers,” said Dr. Francis. “I plan to communicate the existing and emerging science behind our product line, which reveals an array meaningful health benefits, to both key industry and consumer audiences."
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing innovative, science-based ingredients to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health throughout North, Central and South America, Australia, and New Zealand with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.
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