Lacey, WA – December 13, 2004 – Univera, Inc., the holding company for its U.S. operations, including Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aloecorp and Oasis LifeSciences, has hired Thomas J. Hoolihan, Esq. as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective October 11, 2004. In this newly created role, Hoolihan will consolidate and lead the legal efforts of Univera, Unigen, Aloecorp and Oasis. Among his many roles, Hoolihan’s primary responsibilities will include advising senior management on regulatory matters and domestic and international commercial transactions, overseeing the Company’s collective Intellectual Property portfolio and implementing corporate strategic initiatives.
“In line with our recent corporate move to Washington State and philosophy of fully integrating and streamlining the efforts of our family of natural health products companies, Tom’s role will be invaluable in supporting and guiding those efforts,” said Derek Hall, Univera’s Vice Chairman and CEO. “Tom has an outstanding track record, and we are extremely pleased that he is joining our senior management team during this exhilarating stage of our current success and growth.”
Hoolihan has practiced corporate law for over 20 years, holding key positions in a variety of startup and Fortune 50 companies represented in the U.S. and abroad. His areas of expertise include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial transactions, SEC, litigation management, as well as handling regulatory and compliance matters.
He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. Hoolihan received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude.
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About the Univera Companies
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) is a leading natural products research and development company and proprietary ingredients supplier. The company is dedicated to the discovery of botanically derived therapeutic compounds that address consumer health needs and help improve the quality of human life. Its research and discovery process includes extensive work at both the human cell and gene level. Unigen and sister company Aloecorp each focus on identifying and studying the unique ingredients of medicinal botanicals (Aloecorp’s focus is on Aloe vera) and then formulating proprietary raw materials for use in cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
Aloecorp (www.aloecorp.com) is a multinational company providing research-proven, bioactive Aloe vera ingredients to world markets. Aloecorp’s corporate philosophy is to “bring the best of nature to mankind,” and does so with its bioactive, standardized Aloe vera that guarantees 10% polysaccharides by weight, and is clinically proven to enhance the activity of Native Aloe gel. Since its inception in 1988, Aloecorp has been the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of raw Aloe vera materials. All of Aloecorp’s raw Aloe vera materials have been scientifically tested for biological activity, certified pure by the International Aloe Science Council, and clinically supported in published, peer-reviewed studies. Aloecorp provides raw Aloe vera materials to finished goods manufacturers in the nutritional and dietary supplement, functional food, cosmeceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.
Oasis LifeSciences (www.oasislifesciences.com), the world’s leading healthy aging company, is devoted to helping people feel better at any age. Committed to the betterment of mankind, Oasis is dedicated to carrying out scientific research and development of innovative and natural products that promote quality of life. Oasis is the only natural products company—perhaps in the world—with full-scale genomic, proteomic and biological research capabilities that produce a unique, efficacious line of healthy aging products. Years ahead of the competition in unmatched and advanced research, technology and manufacturing capabilities, Oasis delivers what no other company can with proprietary and exclusive products such as Ageless™, AgelessXtra™, RegeniCARE®, MetaBerry®, MetaGreens®, Aloe Gold™, Longevity Signal™ Formula, Inthinity™ and RegeniPET®. Oasis…Feel Younger Longer!
Derek Hall, Vice Chairman & CEO