Technical Sourcing Hires New Chief Operating Officer, Sourcing Manager

MISSOULA, MT (August 26, 2005) – Technical Sourcing International, Inc. (TSI) today announced two new strategic hires. Kim G. Hayes was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ron R. Wiesmann was appointed Sourcing Manager.

As TSI’s new COO, Kim Hayes will manage the company’s global supply chain, human resources, document services, international regulatory compliance and information technology infrastructure. On a more general level, he will play a key role in charting the company’s future business objectives, help develop the TSI staff, build a team-oriented work environment, establish practical and effective business processes, and handle profit and loss responsibility.

Mr. Hayes brings a wealth of experience in operations management, staff development and team building, strategic planning, growth strategies, and cost containment to his new role as COO. In his previous position as Vice President of Operations for Unicity International, Mr. Hayes directed supply chain activities for 12 international markets. Additionally, he served in a number of operational roles with Weider Nutritional International, showing he is no stranger to the health and supplement industry. Larry Kolb, President of TSI, commented “Not only will Kim’s exceptional operational experience ensure that TSI continues to deliver the level of expertise our customers have come to expect, but as an industry insider he will bring invaluable insights to the table.”

Ron Wiesmann, TSI’s new Sourcing Manager, will oversee and direct all activities associated with supplier selection and development, contract negotiations, international shipment, and global sourcing of raw materials used in the production of TSI’s exceptionally high quality line of products. Recruited by Kim Hayes, Mr. Wiesmann brings to TSI more than twenty years of experience in international procurement, contract negotiations, and global logistics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management. Mr. Wiesmann’s experiences include: Sourcing Specialist for General Electric Medical, Senior Buyer for Unicity International, Purchasing Director for Utah Print & Media Network and Sales Representative for Flying Tigers, specializing in PAC rim logistics for major pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturers.

About Technical Sourcing International, Inc.

Technical Sourcing International, Inc. (TSI) is a leading developer, producer, and marketer of nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Among the numerous botanical, marine, and natural product extracts, as well as synthesized compounds in its ingredient portfolio, the company also offers several trademarked consumer ingredient brands, including OSTIVONE®, PROMILIN®, PEAK ATP™, MSV 60®, Ginkgo 24/6/5™ and PUREFLEX® Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine. The company is based in Missoula, Montana, and can be reached at (406) 549-9123 or www.tsiinc.com.

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CONTACT:
Liz Smith, Marketing Manager
(406) 549-9123
[email protected]

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