PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE ), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced that food industry leader Dave Pfanzelter has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Mr. Pfanzelter has been a member of PURE Bioscience’s Advisory Panel since July 2012. His appointment increases the number of PURE directors to six, four of whom are considered independent, including Mr. Pfanzelter.
Michael L. Krall, President and CEO of PURE Bioscience, stated, “Since joining our Advisory Panel last year, Dave has been instrumental in helping develop our commercial initiatives into key market channels in food processing, food manufacturing and food service. As a member of our Board of Directors, his insight and relationships in the food industry will play an important role as we refine and implement our sales and growth strategy.”
Dave Pfanzelter said, “This is an excellent opportunity to join the Board, because I believe that PURE’s SDC-based technology provides a superior and much-needed solution to the problem of foodborne illness. I look forward to working with the other Directors and PURE’s management to position the Company as a leader in food safety.”
Previously Mr. Pfanzelter was senior vice president, Kellogg Company, president, Kellogg’s Specialty Channels and president, Kellogg Canada while also serving as part of the Kellogg Executive Committee and Global Leadership Team. Mr. Pfanzelter began his foodservice career in 1975 with Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation serving in several key sales and marketing positions, including director of marketing and national sales manager. In 1995, he was appointed vice president, sales of Kraft Foodservice, representing the combined manufactured brands of Oscar Mayer, General Foods and Kraft Foods. In 1998 Mr. Pfanzelter joined Keebler, serving as vice president and general manager of the food service division prior to Keebler’s acquisition by Kellogg in 2001.