Charles Barber Joins Cognis as Technical Services Manager for Functional Foods and Food Technology

June 27, 2005, La Grange, IL — Charles Barber joins Cognis Nutrition & Health as Technical Services Manager responsible for managing product and application development projects for key customers in the functional food and food technology markets.

In his previous position, Mr. Barber was an Applications Scientist at Archer Daniels Midland.

“Charles brings valuable expertise in technical services in addition to his experience in working with some of the world’s leading food companies,” said Scott Backman, Market Development Manager, Functional Food and Food Technology. “His technical knowledge on a broad range of food applications will be an asset to Cognis and our customers as we continue to partner with them in developing new and improved foods and beverages.”

After meritorious service as a Marine in Desert Storm, Charles earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Millikin University in Decatur, IL.

About Cognis:
Cognis ( is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. It employs about 8,100 people, and has production sites and service centers in 30 countries. The company has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining. Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2004, Cognis recorded sales of 3.07 billion Euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA adjusted) of 362 million Euros.

Cognis Nutrition and Health, a business unit of Cognis Group, offers one of the industry’s largest portfolios of natural-source, health-enhancing ingredients for dietary supplements, functional foods, medical nutrition, pharmaceutical and healthcare products. As a global supplier, Cognis partners with industry leaders to provide science-backed products to meet today’s most pressing consumer health needs. Cognis also manufactures emulsifiers, emulsifier-based compounds, and numerous other specialty products for the food industry worldwide.


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