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   Jeff Wuagneux, President and CEO
   Drew Luce, Chief Operating Officer
   Trisha Devine, Executive Vice President
   Paul Altaffer, VP Business & Product Development
   Pi-Yu Hsu, VP, Technical Director
   Marty Wilsey, VP Manufacturing
   Ginny Bank, VP Research and Development
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Jeff Wuagneux, President and CEO
Jeff comes from a successful career in the food ingredients industry and founded RFI in 1989 with a vision to establish a vertically-integrated, global source of natural specialty ingredients and formulas for the food, functional food and dietary supplement industries. He has led RFI to become recognized as a diversified and quality-driven developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of natural products. Jeff leads the executive team, provides vision, and is deeply involved with corporate, sales, business and product development strategies.


Drew Luce, Chief Operating Officer
Drew has been an integral contributor to RFI's versatile multidimensional growth since 1996, after a successful 14 year tenure in corporate America with ConAgra Foods. Drew oversees the streamlined function of RFI's sales and marketing efforts as well as establishing and cultivating customer partnerships at executive and ownership levels.


Trisha Devine, Executive Vice President
Trisha has been with RFI for over 15 years and has occupied key roles in several important areas of the company. Trisha began her tenure at RFI as Office Manager and moved up quickly to managing RFI's Customer Service Department and Internal Sales. Trisha's current role is to work with key accounts, as well as, assist in developing strategic supply partnerships. Her depth of relationships with customers and in-depth knowledge of company operations and products make Trisha a very important member of RFI's executive team.


Paul Altaffer, VP Business & Product Development
Paul has over 20 years experience developing, sourcing and marketing natural products. He was the founder of Nat-Trop, which merged with RFI in 2002, a pioneer in the development of natural and nutritional ingredients from South America. Raised in Brazil, he has a multi-cultural background and brings with him many important relationships in sourcing and product development. His primary concentrations are product development, technical sales, strategic and sustainable sourcing as well as business development.


Pi-Yu Hsu, VP, Technical Director
Pi-Yu has degrees in both Food Science and Chemical Engineering. She has more then 10 years of technical experience in the nutraceutical and food industries at a global level. She has been responsible for the development of over 10 major commercial products. Her diverse technical skills include product formulation and application, analytical method development, and QA program design. At RFI, she manages the technical department which includes R&D, QC, QA and Technical Service.


Marty Wilsey, VP Manufacturing
Marty has worked for eighteen years in the food, flavors and nutritional supplement industries. He spent 13 years at Hauser, Inc., a research and development company which focused on natural product extracts and purified plant compounds for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and food industries. With extensive experience in operations, raw material procurement and sourcing and research and development, Marty oversees the manufacturing operation for RFI Extracts which produces conventional and organic liquid extracts for the food and beverage industry.


Ginny Bank, VP Research and Development

Ginny Bank has been a part of the RFI team since 1999.  A natural products chemist by training, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  She is an industry-recognized expert in antioxidant research, and has been researching and formulating dietary supplement products for over 15 years.  She holds four U.S. patents pertaining to antioxidants and their applications.  Her responsibilities at RFI include ingredient research, product development and formulation, claim substantiation and technical marketing.




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