Solae, LLC

February 18, 2009 09:03 ET

Solae Names Two New Positions in Quality Assurance

Company Raises Standards for Quality and Safety in the Food Ingredient Industry

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Solae, LLC is taking quality assurance and food safety for its innovative soy ingredient products to the next level with two new positions. Today, Solae is announcing Jason E. Mann, Ph.D., as global group leader for Food Safety and HACCP and Hector DeVitre as associate director of Global Quality Control.

"We are excited to have Jason and Hector in these new roles to continue and enhance Solae's 50-year commitment to providing the food industry with the highest quality, safest and most consistent soy proteins," said John Hoffmann, global director of Quality Assurance -- Solae. "As an ingredient supplier, Solae's top priority is food safety and quality for our customers and their consumers."

In his new role, Mann will be responsible for continuous improvement of food safety programs, including environmental sanitation as well as all Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans. Mann has eight years of food safety experience including training, HACCP plan development and process validation for the food and meat industries. He received a master's degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from Texas Tech University.

DeVitre will be responsible for standardizing and centralizing processes for Global Quality Controls. He comes to Solae with more than 20 years of experience in Quality Assurance. Previously, he was the director of Food Safety and Quality at Agrana. DeVitre received a master's degree in Food Science from Kansas State University.

Solae benchmarks quality in our technical support, customer service, ingredients and product functionality, ensuring consistency at every point in the customer relationship. Solae looks forward to continuing to supply customers with the highest quality and safest ingredients in the market, enabling them to succeed in providing consumers with a product they can trust.

Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology and ingredients for the food, meat and nutritional products industries. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economic benefits to our customers. At Solae, the journey to innovation begins with nature. We take one of nature's best resources, the soybean, and create nutritious and great-tasting ingredients. Our goal is to provide solutions for today while innovating for tomorrow. With more than 1,000 products used by more than 3,500 customers, Solae's soy ingredients are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals and much more. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion, the company was formed through an alliance between Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) and DuPont (NYSE: DD). For more information, visit

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