Mark Theno Joins Mocon as Food Safety Product Manager
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Press release date: November 16, 2010
Minneapolis, MN (November 16, 2010) - Mark Theno joins MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) as the company's new food safety product manager.
For more than 40 years, MOCON has been considered the world's premier instrumentation manufacturer and testing service provider for permeation, package integrity and shelf-life evaluation. In January 2010, MOCON announced its intent to expand into the food safety arena made possible by its minority equity interest investment in Luxcel Biosciences Limited, Cork, Ireland.
The first product under MOCON's food safety product umbrella is the recently introduced GreenLight(TM) screening system for same-day bacterial detection in food. The new GreenLight(TM) series significantly reduces the testing time and labor needed to determine aerobic bacterial counts in meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, produce, etc.
"We are pleased to welcome Mark to the MOCON team. His experience as a strategic sales and marketing professional, as well as an analytical chemist, makes him ideally suited to oversee our new food safety product line," said Robert Demorest, president and chief executive officer, MOCON.
Theno's past experience also includes positions with leading rigid and flexible packaging companies.
"MOCON has a long history of working with food companies on a global level to help insure package performance objectives are being met. Branching out into food safety products is a natural extension of the company's core competencies. We want food processors to think of MOCON as a one-stop-shop for both their packaging and safety requirements. Our objective is to create a full line of products and services to support those needs," Theno said.
MOCON is a leading provider of instrumentation and consulting and laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries worldwide. See www.mocon.com for more information.
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