Robert Bailey Joins Cognis as Eye Health Marketing Specialist

Sept. 22, 2004, LaGrange, IL — Robert Bailey joins Cognis Nutrition & Health as Marketing Specialist for Eye Health.

Mr. Bailey was Marketing Manager at DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. In his new position, he is responsible for supporting sales and marketing programs for Cognis’ eye health products including XANGOLD® natural lutein esters, BETATENE® natural mixed carotenoids, and COVITOL® natural vitamin E. To meet the growing demand for health-enhancing products in this market segment, he will also evaluate ingredients for new product launches. Cognis recently announced that it is aligning its operations and strategies around health-condition specific concepts and formulations that include body composition, heart and eye health.

“Rob offers a unique combination of industry experience, and marketing and sales know-how from some of the world’s leading food companies,” said Norbert Weitkemper, Global Director of Marketing, Cognis Nutrition & Health. “His expertise and impressive track record will be an asset to Cognis and our customers as we develop new market strategies and products.”

Mr. Bailey has held marketing and sales positions at Nabisco, Frito-Lay and Nestle where he earned awards for excellent performance. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College.

About Cognis
Cognis ( is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. It employs 8,500 people, and has production sites and service centers in almost 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 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.95 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 312 million euros.

Cognis Nutrition & Health

Caron Blitz, BLITZ + Associates, Inc.
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 847-945-0101

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