PLT Health Solutions, Inc. (Morristown, NJ) has announced the appointment of Barbara A. Davis, PhD, RD to the position of vice president, medical & scientific affairs. Davis brings more than 15 years of progressive consumer products company experience as a senior scientist, principal scientist and R&D director at global food and nutrition companies, experience at a consumer health and wellness insights research company and as a grant-funded academic scientist to her position at PLT. In her new role, Davis will continue to lead PLT’s scientific and regulatory efforts related to both the company’s existing ingredient portfolio and new ingredient development. In addition, she works with PLT customers in developing market-focused, evidenced-based value propositions for consumer brands. Dr. Davis has been with PLT Health Solutions since 2012.
According to Paul Flowerman, president & CEO at PLT Health Solutions, Davis’ role is critical to PLT’s mission moving forward. “High-quality science, demonstrating safety and efficacy, sets the foundation for building high-quality brands. Providing rigorous scientific data that can support label claims and attract consumers is the standard that we set for ourselves—and is what differentiates us in the market,” he said. “Barbara Davis is an accomplished nutrition scientist who plays a vital role at PLT by bringing her deep scientific expertise to connect science with commercial opportunities. Her considerable leadership is evident, not only with new product development, but also in supporting our sales and marketing initiatives. Barbara’s outstanding CPG and R&D experience, professional network, and reputation best position PLT to deliver upon our core brand promise that high-quality science sets the foundation for high-quality ingredients. With PLT’s focus on scientifically-supported ingredient solutions, Barbara’s role is of strategic importance as we develop innovative and impactful solutions for our customers.”
Davis was awarded her PhD in Nutritional Sciences by the University of Florida, Gainesville and worked as an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (HNFE) where she conducted grant-funded research. She is a registered dietitian (RD) and a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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