SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- PURE Bioscience (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the strengthening of its sales and marketing leadership team. The company appointed Cliff Wechsler as its new Executive Vice President of Sales, and Tom Myers assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. The company reported that the management change established the leadership to drive the commercialization of SDC technology in the food industry as a novel and proprietary antimicrobial agent to protect consumer safety against various pathogens.
Mr. Wechsler brings over 30 years of experience, having previously served in a variety of high level sales management positions with Kraft Foods. During his tenure at Kraft Foods Mr. Wechsler shaped and developed the business strategy for their Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) market segment.
Mr. Myers will now lead the company's marketing and product development, having previously joined PURE in May 2011 as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Myers brings over 40 years of food industry experience, with emphasis on both food science and food processing where he served in senior leadership positions in marketing, product development and technical operations.
"Mr. Wechsler brings to PURE not only the level of industry expertise to grow business but a demonstrative track record in developing and transforming new businesses into high growth segments," stated Dave Pfanzelter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PURE. "This team of experienced food industry executives provides us the focus and discipline necessary to drive the commercial development of our SDC-based products into the marketplace."
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and markets technology-based bioscience products that provide solutions to numerous global health challenges, including Staph (MRSA) and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)/NDM-1+. PURE's proprietary high efficacy/low toxicity bioscience technologies, including its silver dihydrogen citrate-based antimicrobials, represent innovative advances in diverse markets and lead today's global trend toward industry and consumer use of "green" products while providing competitive advantages in efficacy and safety. Patented SDC is an electrolytically generated source of stabilized ionic silver, which formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from competitors in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "project" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company's cash position and liquidity requirements, the Company's failure to implement or otherwise achieve the benefits of its proposed initiatives and business plans, acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
Tom Hemingway, Redwood Investment Group
Peter C. Wulff, CFO & COO
Pure Bioscience, Inc.
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