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Bioriginal Continues to Expand

EFA-Solution Provider Strengthens Product Development, Quality, Europe/Asia Sales & Business Development Areas

Due to the increasing demand for Bioriginal’s premium-quality EFA products, the Company is expanding its senior staffing in the areas of Product Development, Quality, and Asia Sales. These new additions are in support to the Company’s growing sales and Customers’ needs for unique and innovative EFA solutions.

Dr. Jim Nugent is Bioriginal’s new Director of Product Development. Dr. Nugent will lead the New Product Development (NPD) team in developing innovative EFA solutions for Bioriginal’s customers. Prior to joining Bioriginal, Dr. Nugent worked at Banner Pharmacaps where he was responsible for developing new drug and nutritional health products. Dr. Nugent also worked for Aventis Canada Inc, where he was in charge of directing formulation, analytical packaging and commercialization activities.

Greg Withers is the newly-appointed Director of Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems. Managing Bioriginal’s quality control systems, Mr. Withers is responsible for ensuring Bioriginal’s customers receive the continuous high quality products they expect. He has worked in the quality departments of Web Pack International, CIBA Vision Sterile Manufacturing, and Biovail Corporation, where he ensured compliance with internal standards and external regulations.

Joop van Wanrooij joins the Bioriginal team as Area Sales Manager for Asia. With his strong background in sales and marketing in the business-to-business food ingredients environment, Joop brings to Bioriginal a wealth of experience and knowledge to deliver the best service and EFA solutions to its Asian customers. He will be based in region to better serve Bioriginal’s international customers. Previously, Joop worked with Kerry Ingredients, Danisco, DSM and Quest Interantional.

Martin Hettema has been recently appointed to the position of Area Development Manager for Bioriginal Europe/Asia. In his new role, Martin will support the business development campaigns in Europe and Asia by forging partnerships and new business developments. Previously as Area Sales Manager for Bioriginal Asia and Jan Dekker International BV, Martin is very knowledgeable of the sales and marketing strategies unique to the European health and nutrition industry.

Bioriginal is responsive to customer needs and market trends, and provides innovative EFA solutions. By adding these integral employees to its team, Bioriginal assures uncompromised EFA product quality and stellar service to its global customers.


Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. is an innovative solutions provider of essential fatty acids (EFAs), with a distribution network spanning six continents, including offices in Canada, the U.S, Europe and China. We provide a full range of EFA products from specialty ingredients to finished, packaged products from fish, flax, borage, evening primrose, black currant and CLA. Our products are used around the world in nutraceuticals, functional foods, skin care products, cosmetics, animal feed, veterinary products and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. For more information on Bioriginal or its products, visit

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