Management

Frank L. Jaksch, Jr.
CEO
Frank L. Jaksch, Jr.
CEO


Frank L. Jaksch Jr., 47, is a co-founder of the Company and has served as a member of Board since February 2000. Mr. Jaksch served as Chairman of the Board from May 2010 to October 2011 and was its Co-Chairman from February 2000 to May 2010.

Mr. Jaksch currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jaksch oversees research, strategy and operations for the Company with a focus on scientific and novel products for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets.

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Troy Rhonemus
Chief Operating Officer
Troy Rhonemus
Chief Operating Officer


Troy Rhonemus, 43, has served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since March 2014 and a Director of New Technology and Supply Chain from January 2013 to February 2014.

Mr. Rhonemus is responsible for overseeing all of Company’s operations including all aspects of sales, marketing, supply chain management, distribution, and new technology development. Mr. Rhonemus also consults with customers to improve the supply chain management of raw materials to meet government regulatio... 

Tom Varvaro
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Varvaro
Chief Financial Officer


Thomas C. Varvaro, 46, has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2004 and Secretary since March 2006. He also served as a director from March 2006 until May 2010.

Mr. Varvaro is responsible for overseeing all of Company’s operations including all aspects of accounting, information technology, inventory, distribution, and human resources management. Since April 2015, Mr. Varvaro has served on the board of directors of MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NA... 

Rob Fried
President and Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Fried
President and Chief Strategy Officer


Robert Fried, 57, has served as a director of the Company since July 2015 and President and Chief Strategy Officer since March 2017. Mr. Fried also served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from July 2015 to March 2017.

Mr. Fried served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDI, Inc. (formerly Tiger Media, Inc.), an information solutions provider focused on the data fusion market and formerly a Chinese advertising company prior to its merger...