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RiceBran Technologies Expands its Sales and Quality Assurance Team With the Addition of Three Seasoned Professionals

Published On Wednesday - October 03, 2018

HOUSTON, October 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) (RIBTW) (“RBT”), a global leader in the production and marketing of value-added products derived from rice bran, today announced the addition of three seasoned professionals to its sales and quality assurance team.

Mr. Denny Lacy joined RiceBran Technologies as Director of Sales, bringing over 20 years of sales management experience in the food and animal nutrition industry. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales at AFB International, a leading manufacturer in the companion animal industry, where he led the company’s North American sales team. Prior to AFB, Mr. Lacy held sales management positions with Dupont Nitration, Conagra Brands, Penford, and Cargill.

Ms. Amy Gilliland, the Company’s new Director of Technical Sales, has over 20 years of experience in technical and ingredient sales, including extensive experience in starch and fiber applications. She most recently served as Technical Director for Batory Foods, a leading distributor of food ingredients, where she was responsible for the technical sales of 35 account managers across five geographical regions. Prior to Batory, Ms. Gilliland held sales executive positions at companies including Celanese Food Ingredients, Pinnacle Foods, and National Starch.

Ms. Sherry Rhoads, the Company’s new Vice President of Compliance, Regulatory, and External Affairs, has 29 years of experience in the flour milling industry, providing operational leadership in quality assurance, food safety, and regulatory compliance. She most recently served as Director of FSQR for Ardent Mills, where she was responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of all food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory activities for 11 milling facilities. Prior to Ardent Mills, Ms. Rhoads held quality assurance management positions at Conagra Brands, Horizon Milling, and Cargill Flour Milling.

Brent Rystrom, President and CEO of RBT, commented, “We are excited to have Denny and Amy join our growing sales team at RBT. Denny has a long history of successfully marketing specialty ingredients to the food and animal nutrition industries, with long established account relationships that include some of the most well recognized CPG and Companion Animal companies in the market. Amy has a proven technical sales background as well as a unique understanding of starch and fiber applications that is a perfect fit for our ingredient portfolio, especially in functional foods and bakery applications. Her prior experience with product development and new ingredient discovery will also be of great value as we expand our portfolio into complimentary segments.”

Rystrom continued, “We are also pleased to welcome Sherry as our new VP of Compliance, Regulatory, and External Affairs. Her wealth of experience in all aspects of quality assurance and regulatory compliance provides a solid foundation for our company as we seek to expand the depth of our production capabilities and enter into larger market opportunities.”

About RiceBran Technologies

RiceBran Technologies is a specialty ingredient company servicing the food, animal nutrition, and specialty ingredient products markets. We utilize our proprietary and patented intellectual property to convert rice bran, one of the world’s most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious and clean label ingredient products. The global target markets for our products include food and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as specialty food, functional food and nutritional supplement manufacturers and retailers. More information can be found in the Company’s filings with the SEC and by visiting our website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about RiceBran Technologies’ expectations regarding growing its business and maximizing shareholder value. RiceBran Technologies does not undertake to update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking information. Assumptions and other information that could cause results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking information can be found in RiceBran Technologies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent periodic reports.

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