PureCircle Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

by Rachel Quenzer | November 1, 2016 | News SHARE: 

PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world’s leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia ingredients, today announces the appointment of Gary Juncosa as Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 November 2016.

In this role, Gary will report to the CEO, Magomet Malsagov, and will be driving the optimization and management of the Company’s global operations. This covers leaf sourcing, manufacturing, customer service and sustainability endeavors.

“Gary will be instrumental in driving the operations of our Company now that the new expanded purification facility is near to completion,” said Malsagov said. “With the new COO overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Company and the continued support of other leaders in the management team, I will be able to focus on driving the growth strategy and development of PureCircle’s long term business objectives of providing a portfolio of stevia-based sweetener solutions to global F&B and Flavour companies.”

Gary Juncosa has more than 20 years of experience in the specialty chemicals sector, including 7 years at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) in various global leadership roles including supply chain, procurement and global ingredient sales; 4 years as Vice President of Operations of Yinghai Aroma Chemical Group in Tianjin, China, a private supplier of aroma chemicals and fragrance ingredients; 2 years with LS9, a biotech start-up designing bacteria to produce chemicals; and most recently 2 years at Renewable Energy Group (REG), a global biofuels and renewable chemicals company, who acquired LS9, as General Manager of their Chemical business.

“We are delighted to welcome Gary into his new role at PureCircle as our Chief Operating Officer,” said PureCircle’s Chairman Paul Selway. “Gary brings a broad range of experience in various aspects of operations management, in particular managing supply chain and procurement activities in the specialty chemicals sector. This will be invaluable as we move forward to develop the PureCircle business.”