BOULDER, Colorado, September 19, 2006 - Sciona, Inc., the leading supplier of direct-to-consumer DNA testing for lifestyle and nutritional guidance, announced today that David D. Belaga has been named Senior Vice President – Worldwide Marketing and Sales.
Mr. Belaga has over 20 years experience within the Pharmaceutical and Food industries with both large corporations and entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to joining the Sciona team, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Amerifit Nutrition, Inc., a $60 million consumer products health and wellness company that is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of a variety of branded non-prescription products, with a focus on women’s health.
Prior to leading the Amerifit marketing efforts, Mr. Belaga held executive positions with a variety of consumer products companies including American Home Products (now Wyeth), Block Drug (now GSK) and PepsiCo managing a range of businesses including Sensodyne Toothpaste, Gold Bond Medicated Powder, Tegrin Medicated Products and Polaner Jams and Jellies.
Sciona CEO Peter Vitulli commented, "We are honored to announce that David Belaga has joined the Sciona team – he brings an impressive track record of success to his key role as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales. David’s in-depth background in the areas of brand building, marketing, and sales will be invaluable to the Sciona team, and he will play a critical role in the continued growth, expansion, and success of the company.”
Mr. Belaga received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. He also serves on the Advisory Board of HealthPlus International (a developer of health and wellness products utilizing its patented nanofluidization process).
About Sciona, Inc.
Sciona, based in Boulder, Colorado, sells patented, personalized, genetic tests and offers a unique non-medical, lifestyle counseling based on an individual's diet, exercise and lifestyle history and a confidential genetic screening. By supplying this information direct to consumers through a detailed report, Sciona is able to guarantee complete privacy and confidentiality to the customer and total individual control of genetic information. The Sciona tests focus on lifestyle and nutritional adjustments to enhance health and longevity and do not provide specific information about disease state or genetic predisposition. The Company's products are offered through direct sales, the internet and select retail outlets. For more information, visit www.sciona.com.