“We are extremely pleased to appoint respected industry expert Jim Roza to lead the advancement of science and innovation for Layn USA,” said Elaine Yu, president of Layn Natural Ingredients-USA. “Jim’s impressive tenure and demonstrated leadership in the natural products industry make him a natural fit. For over three decades, Jim has continually demonstrated scientific rigor, quality, and a keen interest in developing efficacious formulas that meet today’s consumer demands. We couldn’t ask for a more qualified leader to drive innovation for our Nutraceutical & Personal Care business unit and collaborate with our global innovation centers in Europe and China across food, flavor, animal and pet nutrition.”
Roza previously served as director of product development for Reliance Vitamin Company and director of quality assurance for NOW. He served on the executive board of the Natural Products Foundation (NPF) and was vice-chair of the Natural Products Association (NPA) ComPli Standards Committee. Roza also served as a US delegate on several Codex committees and chaired the AOAC Task Force on Dietary Supplements as well as serving two terms as a Trustee to the American Herbal Products Association and numerous terms on the Citizens for Health board of directors. He also served as chair of both the Grape Seed Scientific and the Chondroitin Sulfate committees.
“It is an honor to join Layn’s world-class team to support its lasting commitment to botanical science and help drive innovation as Layn continues to penetrate new markets, expand its research and development efforts, and grow its portfolio of natural ingredients and solution platforms,” commented Roza. “I have known and respected Layn for many years, and it was an easy decision to join this credible ingredient supplier with such a solid industry reputation.”