Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition Hires National Accounts Manager

CHANNAHON, Ill., July 8, 2002 – Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients, hired William Craig as national accounts manager. Focusing on the food industry, Craig’s primary responsibility will be market development for Marinol™ Omega-3 fish oils and Betapol™, a human milk fat replacer for infant formulas. He will report directly to David R. Lewis, business unit manager, North America.

“Bill is an experienced veteran who really knows and understands the food industry,” said Lewis. “Under his skilled guidance, we are confident that our Marinol sales will continue on an aggressive growth path.”

Prior to joining Loders Croklaan, Craig was district sales manager with Gilroy Foods, a ConAgra Ingredient Company, for four years. While there, he sold a variety of products, including dehydrated onion, garlic, capsicums and vegetables, to numerous national and multinational food companies. Before Gilroy, Craig was regional sales manager with Erie Foods International for seven years, selling milk protein ingredients to the food, supplement and infant formula industries.

Craig earned a bachelor of science degree from Illinois State University in 1990. He and his wife have 4 children and live in western Illinois.

Loders Croklaan is a global leader in the supply of lipid-based health ingredients (nutritionally active components of oils and fats). The company offers a variety of branded products that have resulted from their intensive lipid research program, including: Clarinol™, CLA for weight management and immune system support; Marinol™, fish oil concentrates (Omega-3, EPA, DHA) for cardiovascular health, brain development and joint health; Membranol™, fractionated lecithin (Phosphatidyl Choline) for cardiovascular health, liver health and memory improvement; Gammanol™, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) concentrates for women’s health; and Betapol™, human milk fat replacers for baby food. Headquartered in Wormerveer, The Netherlands, the company has manufacturing facilities around the world and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. More information about Loders Croklaan and its products can be found on the Internet at www.lipidnutrition.com. Additional information about its CLA product, Clarinol™ can be found at www.clarinol.com.

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