OTTAWA, Ontario, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tetra Natural Health, a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc., a leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development (TSX VENTURE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF), is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Andre Rancourt, Greg Drohan, Guy Chamberland and Richard Giguère to its new board of directors, effective May 15, 2019. Mr. Rancourt will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tetra Natural Health (TNH) also announced the appointment of Chris MacLean as Chief Operating Officer.
“I am very pleased to welcome Greg Drohan, André Rancourt and Guy Chamberland as new directors to the Tetra Natural Health Board. Their extensive experience as senior executives in the consumer products market will bring tremendous vision and skills to the execution of the strategic moves and commercial expansion of Tetra Natural Health,” says Richard Giguere, Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Natural Health. “I am also thrilled to welcome Chris MacLean as COO of Tetra Natural Health to sustain and stimulate our company’s growth.”
Chris MacLean has more than ten years’ experience with small- to medium-sized start-ups. In addition to his responsibilities as COO of TNH, Chris will remain COO of Panag Pharma Inc., responsible for the company’s daily operations, securing funding and building important business relationships. In his previous roles, he helped develop Boondoc Technologies (The Rounds) and bring the company’s products to market. He played an integral part in the closing of Boondoc’s seed equity investment round, pitching the company to both angel investors and venture capital firms. Through his education and experience with new ventures, Chris has developed well-rounded knowledge in small business accounting, business development and company operations.
André Rancourt has extensive experience in the retail and professional natural health product market in Canada and the USA. For the last twenty years, he has acted as a senior executive or director in charge of marketing and driving sales of natural products across North America. His experience in negotiating contracts with distributors will be an asset, as it is a critical to the sales in this market. André Rancourt is highly experienced in management, start-ups and commercial strategies for human and agro products and acts as a consultant on many commercial strategy committees, including FIA and IRZC. He also has a considerable hands-on experience and expertise in many fields ranging from metals to the complex area of human and animal natural health products.
Greg Drohan will be Tetra Bio-Pharma’s representative on the TNH board. While at Church and Dwight Canada, Drohan successfully merged the Church & Dwight and Carter-Horner businesses, which doubled sales revenue and helped achieve a top market share for brands such as Trojan, OxiClean, First Response, Rub A535 and Arm & Hammer. Following his successful 40-year career in the consumer products sector, Mr. Drohan set up a management consulting practice. His previous board experiences include President on the Board of Church and Dwight and director of the Ryerson University Alumni Relations Board. Drohan holds an MBA from York University and a BBM from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
Dr. Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D., Master Herbalist, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Tetra Bio-Pharma, has unique expertise on the professional side of the NHP market, including the U.S. naturopathic market. His extensive and broad-based experience in both executive and scientific roles have established Dr. Chamberland as a seasoned and knowledgeable professional in the biopharmaceutical space. Dr. Chamberland has over 22 years’ experience in new drug development for the pharmaceutical industry (Canada and U.S.), with specific expertise in regulatory affairs and the development and management of clinical research protocols and clinical studies for botanical medicines. He also was a member of the investment committee of the venture capital fund Fonds Bionvation for seven years.
About Tetra Natural Health:
Tetra Natural Health inc. is a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma inc. that focuses on identification, development and marketing of hemp-based natural health products, or cannabinoids-based products authorized for sale by Health Canada. For information: www.tetranaturalhealth.com
About Tetra Bio-Pharma:
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada approved and FDA reviewed clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. Tetra Bio-Pharma has subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of its mission, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies. For more information visit: www.tetrabiopharma.com
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