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Courtney Jacobs

Aranda and Monsivaiz Join BI Nutraceuticals’ Materials Management Team

LONG BEACH, CA, January 25, 2011—BI Nutraceuticals has hired Theresa Reid Aranda as its Director of Procurement and Lindsay Monsivaiz as Buyer, the company announced today. As Procurement Director, Aranda will not only be the main point of contact with suppliers and conduct price negotiations with vendors, but also develop strategies and objectives to drive improvements in the supply chain and sourcing processes. In her position of Buyer, Monsivaiz is primarily responsible for the purchasing of raw materials, services, supplies and equipment. She will also ensure that all raw materials meet company quality and regulatory requirements.

Aranda previously spent 13 years at BI Nutraceuticals in customer service, sales and operations capacities, including Vice President of Operations. Prior to her years at BI, Aranda fulfilled management functions for Nature's Sunshine Products. Most recently she was part of the sales team at Martin Bauer North America, Inc. Theresa is a Certified Production Inventory Manager through the American Production and Inventory Control Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in management from Pepperdine University and a master's degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Monsivaiz was most recently Regional Sales Manager for High Quality Organics, where she worked to advance sales with new and existing customers. She has also served as Customer Service Manager for Martin Bauer North America, Inc. where she developed and maintained client relationships and managed customer accounts. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years with Amzac Enterprises, a Southern California transportation, warehousing and distribution company.

"It's a pleasure to have Theresa accept the position of Director of Procurement, as she has ample experience not only with the nutraceuticals industry as a whole, but also with BI's operations and inner-workings," said Bob Harvey, Vice President of Operations, BI Nutraceuticals. "And we are pleased to add Lindsay's impressive client service and purchasing skills to our already-strong materials management team."

About BI Nutraceuticals
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company's Protexx HP® process is currently the industry's only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company's Identilok® species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit

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