Speakers

  • Antje Jungclaus
  • Antje Jungclaus

  • Head of Market Nutrition Communication
  • BENEO
  • Graduated in nutrition and food sciences at Kiel University, Germany and holding a PhD in food sciences from Nottingham University, UK. Antje is an expert in communicating about the nutritional benefits of our functional ingredients worldwide.

  • BENEO

  • Anurag Pande, PhD
  • Anurag Pande, PhD

  • Vice President, Scientific Affairs
  • Sabinsa
  • LinkedIn Anurag Pande, PhD
  • Dr. Pande has been with Sabinsa’s sister company, Sami Labs, since 2004 in a research capacity, and spent several years at Sabinsa Japan’s Tokyo office as Senior Technical Manager. Today, Dr. Pande works from Sabinsa’s Corporate HQ based in East Windsor, NJ, USA.
    Dr. Pande holds a Ph.D. in Phytochemistry from RML Awadh University. He has both a Masters Degree in Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Lucknow University. He is the author of several trade and peer reviewed publications.

    By applying his chemistry knowledge to the ingredients Sabinsa promotes, he brings a refreshing viewpoint of understanding how these ingredients work. In his current capacity, Dr. Pande helps with technical marketing, delivers talks on various health benefits, provides worldwide regulatory support of Sabinsa’s portfolio of ingredients, as well as closely working with customers to help them develop new products and formulations in a time bound manner.
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  • Sabinsa

  • Danielle Citrolo, PharmD
  • Danielle Citrolo, PharmD

  • Registered Pharmacist, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Kyowa Hakko USA
  • LinkedIn Danielle Citrolo, PharmD
  • Dr. Citrolo’s provides technical and regulatory support to Kyowa’s customers in the US, Canada and Latin America. She holds degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from North Carolina State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, NY.

  • Kyowa Hakko USA

  • David Sandler
  • David Sandler

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • ProSupps USA, LLC
  • LinkedIn David Sandler
  • David Sandler is the Chief Operating Officer at ProSupps USA, LLC. He has been a leader in the fitness and nutrition industry for over 25 years acting as a product scientist, conditioning coach, and sports consultant. David has published 6 books and more than 500 articles in nutrition and supplementation and fitness training.

  • ProSupps USA, LLC

  • Diane Ray
  • Diane Ray

  • Vice President of Strategic Innovation
  • Natural Marketing Institute
  • LinkedIn Diane Ray
  • Diane brings 25 years of market research, new product development and strategic innovation expertise to her role at NMI. Her corporate career spans technical product development, market research and international business development with work in over 40 countries. Diane brings her skills to a broad range of initiatives in the Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Healthy Aging sectors working with Fortune 20 companies, Start-ups, Retailers, VC firms and NGO’s. Diane is a Certified Product Development Professional and holds an MBA in International Business from the Wharton School of the University.

  • Natural Marketing Institute

  • Elyse Lovett, MS, MBA
  • Elyse Lovett, MS, MBA

  • Marketing Manager
  • Kyowa Hakko USA
  • LinkedIn Elyse Lovett, MS, MBA
  • Elyse Lovett oversees Kyowa’s marketing activities for North and South America. She holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Nutrition from Rutgers University.

  • Kyowa Hakko USA

  • Hank Schultz
  • Hank Schultz

  • Deputy Editor
  • NutraIngredients-USA.com
  • LinkedIn Hank Schultz
  • Hank Schultz is the Senior Correspondent for NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA. He has experience in the dietary supplements and food business and also in the daily newspaper industry, where he was an editor with the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado.

  • NutraIngredients-USA.com

  • Klaudia Volmer
  • Klaudia Volmer

  • Product Manager Functional Carbohydrates
  • BENEO
  • LinkedIn Klaudia Volmer
  • Graduated as Bachelor in International Intercultural Business at Heilbronn University, Germany, Klaudia brings 10 year product manager experience in the food ingredients industry to the innovation & development of Palatinose™ & Isomalt.

  • BENEO

  • Rachel Kreider, MPH
  • Rachel Kreider, MPH

  • Manager of Innovation
  • Bodybuilding.com
  • LinkedIn Rachel Kreider, MPH
  • Rachel Kreider is the Manager of Innovation for Bodybuilding.com, where she oversees the formulation of all private label products as well as the ingredient identification program. She has over 10 years of experience in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Through this time, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and training in integrative and functional nutrition, regulatory compliance in dietary supplements and foods, as well as ingredient science. She’s passionate about applying her research and human nutrition background to the development of safe, effective and transparent products. Her favorite thing about working for Bodybuilding.com is that they provide customers with all of the tools that they need to build their own version of a better body—great products combined with extensive educational content about nutrition, diets, supplements and awesome training programs…because true transformation happens by hard work, and there is no such thing as a magic pill.

  • Bodybuilding.com

  • Robert Price
  • Robert Price

  • North American Product Manager, Nutritional Ingredients
  • Mitsubishi international Food Ingredients
  • LinkedIn Robert Price
  • Robert Price is the North American Product Manager for Clinically Proven Nutritional Ingredients for Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has worked with Mitsubishi In Toronto , Tokyo and New York. Popular Clinically Proven Ingredients from Mitsubishi include PharmaGABA, BioPQQ, Kohjin Opitac Glutathione, Earthrise California Grown Spirulina, ImmunoLP20, Lacris Probiotics, Glico Highly Branched Cluster Dextrin and Hyabest S for Beauty from Within. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with his wife and two daughters.

  • Mitsubishi international Food Ingredients

  • Susan Kleiner, PhD
  • Susan Kleiner, PhD

  • Nutritionist and Principal
  • High Performance Nutrition
  • LinkedIn Susan Kleiner, PhD
  • Susan Kleiner, PhD, is a practicing nutritionist and principal in the consulting firm High Performance Nutrition. Susan advises female athletes in the WNBA and a professional soccer league.  Susan is a scientific advisor and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

  • High Performance Nutrition

  • Tim Avila
  • Tim Avila

  • Founder
  • Systems Bioscience Inc.
  • LinkedIn Tim Avila
  • Tim Avila is a nutrition industry professional with a 25-year track record who is currently principal in the consulting firm Systems Bioscience.  During a prior stint with Metagenics, Tim was responsible for the launch of a number of proprietary formulations and products.  Tim has consulted with the likes of Cargill, Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Coca Cola.

  • Systems Bioscience Inc.