JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biova LLC, the global leader in water soluble egg membrane (WSEM), announces new executive leadership:
Matt Stegenga, current director of marketing for Biova, has been named president. He succeeds Dennis Casey, PhD, who will continue with Biova as a member of its board of directors. "With more than 10 years experience working with egg membrane, nobody knows this technology and the market better than Matt," said Casey. Stegenga will continue Biova's global market development, focusing on expanding applications for Biova's patented technologies and branded ingredients.
Biova also introduces Dr. Craig Rowles, who joins Biova in January as chief operating officer overseeing multiple operations in Iowa and Kansas. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Rowles will also direct Biova's special research and development initiatives, aimed at expanding market applications for Hydro5™, OvaPure™, Ovacore™ and other nascent technologies.
"These are exciting times for Biova. We've experienced significant growth in recent years—we have global customers to serve, multiple research studies engaged, five facilities and offices to manage, and ever-expanding market opportunities," said Stegenga. "People drive business, and having the right people in the right places is key to our success. Biova is well positioned for the future."
Privately held and globally distributed, Biova is the market leader for water soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredients offering proven health benefits: BiovaFlex® for joint health; BiovaDerm® for skin care; and BiovaPlex® for animal health. Biova's patented water soluble process creates expanded delivery options for consumer products, including functional foods, beverages, lotions and more. Years of dedicated investment, ongoing scientific research and leading-edge technology are at the core of these all-natural, ultra-pure, nutrient-rich ingredients. A focus on sustainable production, anchored by vertical integration with the largest egg producing and processing partners, assures Biova an almost unlimited supply of 100 percent U.S. domestic sourced raw material.