As Director of Marketing, Kreienbrink will increase BI’s presence in the nutrascience and food and beverage marketplaces. In his position of Quality Control Manager, Smith’s responsibility will be focused on expanding BI’s world-class laboratory and industry leading laboratory services. He will play a vital role in ensuring BI’s charter of providing safe, specification compliant, non-adultered products into the market landscape.
Randy Kreienbrink came from Brenntag Pacific where he served as their Food and Nutritional Ingredient Industry Manager. An educational background in biology bio-tech/food science, led Kreienbrink to develop an exceptional career track in nutritional ingredients. He began his career as a food chemist and progressed into various sales and marketing positions with food, flavor and ingredient companies, including the New Zealand Dairy Board, Ashland Nutritional and Nutrahance Ingredients. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Pacific Technology Exchange, AACC International, and serves as an Editor for the Southern California IFT Newsletter.
Steve Smith received a pre-med Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Oregon, and began his career as a Chromatography Technician at Molecular Probes. Following his position with Molecular Probes, Smith advanced to become Director of Operations at Sierra Foothill Laboratory, and most recently was Laboratory Supervisor at PTS Labs.
"It’s a pleasure to have Randy accept the position of Director of Marketing, as he has vast experience not only with the food science industry as a whole, but also with professional and technical organizations," said George Pontiakos, President and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals. "And we are pleased to add Steve’s impressive scientific expertise and background to the team."
About BI Nutraceuticals:
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company’s Protexx HP® process is currently the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company’s Identilok® species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit http://www.binutraceuticals.com.