Mannatech Chief Science Officer Appointed Vice Chair of Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Senior Scientific Advisory Council
Robert Sinnott, M.N.S., Ph.D., appointed vice chairman because of experience with evidence-based nutrition issues
(COPPELL, Texas) April 14, 2009 – Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ – MTEX) recently announced, Robert Sinnott, M.N.S., Ph.D.,its chief science officer and senior vice president, has been selected as the vice chairman of the Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC) for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The SSAC is made up of the highest ranking scientific officers of member companies who have volunteered to advise the CRN staff and the association’s board of directors on major scientific issues.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Sinnott serve as vice chair of this strategic scientific advisory board,” said Mark LeDoux, chairman, CRN board of directors. “He is a strong advocate for outcome-based nutritional analysis and will be a great leader for our association, as we try to bridge the gap between the scientific and business minds in the health and wellness industry.”
Mannatech – a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions – recently launched MannatechScience.org to provide a platform for Dr. Sinnott’s background on research and development in the health and wellness industry.
“It’s an honor to be selected by the CRN board chairman and I look forward to working with the SSAC and other industry leaders as we continue to take a proactive approach toward advancing the wellness industry,” said Dr. Sinnott. “Serving in this role is a good opportunity to further influence industry issues such as validating safety, quality and beneficial effects of dietary supplements and functional foods. Active members of the SSAC represent many decades of scientific knowledge. It will be a great privilege to work with them and the scientific leadership of the CRN to address scientific and economic issues facing us at a national level.”
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements, CRN members also agree to adhere to voluntary guidelines for manufacturing, marketing and CRN’s Code of Ethics.
In addition to Dr. Sinnott’s participation in the SSAC, he also represents Mannatech on CRN’s board of directors. Mannatech has been a member of the CRN since 2002.
Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high-quality, proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions sold through independent Associates and Members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, South Africa, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.allaboutmannatech.com.
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