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Personnel Changes At Active Concepts

September 14, 2011

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Active Concepts LLC and Active Micro Technologies LLC announced a number of new employees, as it continues to expand to meet growing demand.

In Research & Development, Dale Hanna is the current microbiologist for Active Concepts and is a new addition to the Research & Development team.He previously worked as an admissions counselor and student researcher before joining Active Concepts.

Crystal Eckard is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in psychology and minored in business. She began working in Quality Control in 2009 and is Active Concepts' quality control chemist.

Active Concepts welcomed Katherine Girling as vice president of sales. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering before relocating to Europe, where she gained over ten years of combined technical, sales and marketing experience.She is now based in the Greater NYC metro area and manages North American sales activities for Active Concept’s family of companies, which includes Active Micro Technologies and Arbor Organic Technologies.

Christina Hernandez is the latest addition to the sales team in her role as west coast account manager, where she is responsible for key accounts and business development. She has over ten years of experience in the personal care industry, having previously held positions with PDA Group, St. Tropez and Creation's Garden.

Sally Hatcher began her technical marketing position with Active Concepts in 2010.In her new role in the sales team, she currently manages the Southeast customer accounts in addition to continuing to perform technical marketing duties.

Gabrielle Damjanovic was recently hired as Midwest account manager. She is a Minneapolis native with a degree in microbiology and several years experience in formulation at Aveda, L’Oreal and the Thymes.

John Batounis joined the Active Concepts team in 2010 and was recently promoted from customer service to his new position of sales coordinator at our Lincolnton, NC location.He manages all in-house sales transactions primarily for the Midwest and Southeast territories.

Kathleen Norris is the newest addition to the technical marketing team. She has a degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and several years experience in market research and advertising. Her love for marketing and cosmetics was finally married when she began working with Active Concepts, LLC in the summer of 2011.

Joshua Smith joined the customer service team at Active Concepts in June 2011 and was recently promoted to manager of the group. He has seven years of experience in the customer service field.

Monica Beltran joined Active Micro Technologies, LLC (AMT) in May of 2011. Her current role with AMT is to provide microbiological technical support for the existing product line, as well as products in the developmental pipeline. After obtaining her degree, she gained valuable practical experience as a microbiology analyst and researcher at the Archivo General de la Nacion
in Bogota, before relocating to the US and joining AMT.

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