The company said it had appointed Glenn Nichols who will lead the buildout of LeanLife's production facility.
"Nichols's involvement is part of a company-wide reboot, where every position and expenditure is evaluated for its strategic benefit. He brings more than 15 years of product and operations management experience, having worked with large multicompany teams, combined with a strong automation engineering background," said the company in a release.
Over the past number of years, Nichols has had a number of roles in the nutraceutical market, bringing a manufacturing plant operational while automating several of its complex processes to maximize efficiencies, reduce labour requirements, and improve product quality and consistency.
The company said one of his primary strengths is his ability to identify problems with current or planned products and processes. His creative solutions have resulted in him being named in several patents granted, pending or in the application stage, for every company he has worked with over the past 18 years.
"LeanLife looks forward to benefiting from Mr. Nichols's expertise as it prepares a clear path to fulfilling its original mandate of providing a shelf-stable omega-3 product to meet the growing demand," said Stan Lis, chief executive officer in a statement.
"I look forward to applying my proven expertise in food production to LeanLife and, in particular, to bringing efficiencies to its processes," said Nichols in a release.
LeanLife has developed a patented process to isolate omega 3 fatty acids from flax (linen) seeds — one of the richest plant sources of this essential fatty acid.
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