Lacey, WA – January 13, 2006 – Aloecorp, the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of bioactive Aloe vera raw materials, has announced the hiring of Peter Hafermann as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 13, 2006. Hafermann brings more than 20 years of international and national management experience in nutritional health and pharmaceuticals, overseeing research and development, quality assurance and control, product development and manufacturing, and sales and marketing.
Hafermann’s impressive credentials include eight years at BI Nutraceuticals in Long Beach, California, the largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of herbal powders and extracts in America, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as President. He has also worked as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to that, Hafermann worked for eleven years at FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company serving global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets. While at FMC, he held a variety of positions, including Manager of Drug Delivery Services at the company’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hafermann also served as the company’s Market Manager in Brussels, Belgium, as well as Regional Sales Representative in Montreal, Canada.
“Aloecorp has made a thorough and deliberate search for an exceptional individual whose values and experience fit well within our corporate culture,” said Derek Hall, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Univera, Inc., holding company for Aloecorp. “Peter has an impressive reputation that precedes him and a diversified background in sales, marketing, science and technology that position him as the perfect person to lead Aloecorp in its scientific and new product development endeavors.”
A Canadian by birth, Hafermann graduated from McGill University’s School of Graduate Studies in Montreal with a degree in management. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate work at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, with honors.
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Aloecorp, Inc. (www.aloecorp.com) and sister company Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) are subsidiaries of Univera, Inc. Unigen and 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 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. Aloecorp, ACTIValoe™, and all associated logos are registered trademarks of Aloecorp in the United States and other countries. Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has granted Aloecorp an exclusive licensing agreement to use its patented processes to manufacture ACTIValoe™.