President and Chief Executive Officer
Brent Bailey became president and CEO in January 2011. Mr. Bailey was President of Unlocking Potential LLC, a leadership development and strategic planning consulting firm. Previously, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pharmavite LLC, a $500-million subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, he and his team drove the Nature Made brand to the #1 position in mass market nutritional supplements and built Pharmavite into an industry leader. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing for Del Monte Foods and Senior Vice President and General Manager-Household Division of The Dial Corporation. Earlier, he held marketing leadership positions with Van de Kamp’s Frozen Foods and Frito-Lay. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College in Economics and has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dr. Gerald R. Cysewski, PhD
Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Cysewski co-founded the Company in 1983 and has served as a director of the Company since that time. Until June 1996, he also served as Scientific Director. From March 1990 to May 2008, Dr. Cysewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and in October 1990 was also appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board. From 1988 to November 1990, he served as Vice Chairman of the Company. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Cysewski was Group Leader of Microalgae Research and Development at Battelle Northwest, a major contract research and development firm. From 1976 to 1980, Dr. Cysewski was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a culture system for blue-green algae. Dr. Cysewski received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Treasurer and Secretary
Ms. Deal joined Nutrex Hawaii in August 2011. She was Chief Financial Officer of Puretek Corporation, a private manufacturer of nutritional supplements, generic pharmaceuticals and beauty care products ($50 million per annum), based in San Fernando, California, from 2009. Previously she was Divisional Vice President and Controller of Pharmavite LLC, manufacturer/marketer of Nature Made vitamins and dietary supplements ($500 million per annum), based in Northridge, California (a U.S. subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of Tokyo), for four years, before which she held Pharmavite positions as Director, Sales and Marketing Finance for four years; Director, Financial Planning and Analysis / Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis for eight years; and Manager, Intercompany Projects for three years. Previously, she was Audit Senior at Touche Ross / Deloitte & Touche.
Vice President - Operations
With 30 years’ experience in Spirulina production Glenn Jensen is a specialist in growing premium quality Spirulina and Astaxanthin. He joined the Nutrex team after working at another Spirulina farm in the 1980’s. Mr. Jensen holds a B.S. degree in Health Science from California State University, Fresno. Mr. Jensen oversees a team of dedicated microalgae professionals; in fact, the top five staff members in Nutrex’s scientific & production departments have a combined total of over 125 years experience in microalgae experience—the most experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated team of its kind in the world.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Bob Capelli has been involved in natural healing and herbology for twenty-five years. After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in liberal arts, Bob spent four years traveling and working in developing countries in Asia and South America, where he learned about and developed a deep respect for the medicinal power of plants. Upon returning to the United States, Bob began working in the natural supplement industry where he has remained for the last twenty- two years. Bob is a co-author of a book on Spirulina called “Spirulina: Nature’s SuperFood” and is the lead author of a book on Astaxanthin called “Natural Astaxanthin: King of the Carotenoids” as well as several articles for trade journals and scientific papers for peer-reviewed technical journals.
Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Jen Johansen has a life-long commitment to health and optimal vitality through the utilization of natural products. Today she oversees the Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs Department for Cyanotech Corporation. Ms. Johansen has 10 years of experience in quality and regulatory. She is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and is an American Society of Quality certified HACCP Auditor. She has utilized her expertise to position Cyanotech for full compliance to FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements, and achievement of the Natural Product’s Association GMP Certification in 2007. She attended the University of Oregon on a full athletic scholarship for basketball and obtained her degree in Psychology, with a minor in Organic Chemistry.
Our team at Nutrex Hawaii encourages you take responsibility for your health and live to your full health potential.
At Nutrex Hawaii we have embraced the philosophy of Proactive Health Maintenance, which is based on informed consumers. For example, our MD Formulas physician-formulated line is founded upon research and clinically validated studies with ingredients that are proven to promote natural health and wellness. We encourage you to investigate our condition-specific line of products and make wise choices to achieve optimum health. Our entire team wants to be your partners in that process, the journey to optimum health.