SourceOne(TM) Appoints VP of Business Development, Technology and Science

Dr. Richard Staack Joins SourceOne Team

CHICAGO, IL, February 26, 2004 -- SourceOneTM Global Partners, a sales and marketing company providing proprietary branded nutritional ingredients to manufacturers and marketers, has appointed Richard F. Staack, Ph.D., MBA, as vice president of business development, technology and science. Dr. Staack will be responsible for identifying and evaluating new business opportunities and providing expertise on scientific and global regulatory affairs.

"Dr. Staack brings impeccable credentials and a breadth of successful experience in the functional foods & nutritional supplement industry to our company," stated Jesse Lopez, president of SourceOne Global Partners. "I admired and respected Dr. Staack¹s professionalism when we worked together at Cognis, and I¹m confident he will provide the same leadership to SourceOne in the most critical areas of our business."

With 15 years of executive, operations, product development, and research experience in the dietary supplement and functional food area, Dr. Staack has held positions as Business Development Manager for Cognis Nutrition & Health, Assistant Director of Human Nutrition Research Program for NCBA, and as a Senior and Food scientist for global food companies.

Dr. Staack received his Masters of Science and Doctorate in Nutritional and Biochemical Toxicology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign specializing in anticarcinogenic properties of functional food components. He received his Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Devry University. Dr. Staack has received several honors in the field of nutrition and functional foods including fellowship and environmental toxicology scholar awards. Additionally, he has published several articles on nutrition and toxicology in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

SourceOne Global Partners represents a new breed of ingredient supplier, partnering with manufacturing clients to introduce powerfully branded, science-driven products to market with a unique product positioning and compelling consumer presence. SourceOne was conceived as a company whose core competency would be to integrate legitimate science with strong trade and consumer branding. They partner with leading suppliers worldwide to source and offer patented ingredients supported by proprietary science as part of a turnkey marketing program that dramatically increases the odds for market success.

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