KAILUA KONA, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stockholders of Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN) elected Walter B. Menzel as a Director at the Annual Meeting on August 29, 2013.
“With his extensive experience and expertise in branding and marketing, Walter joins our Board at an opportune time as we ramp up Cyanotech’s strategic focus on our own branded products sold online and at retail,” said Brent Bailey, President and CEO. “We look forward to his guidance in helping Cyanotech grow.”
Mr. Menzel, age 66, is the President of the WM Group, a contract provider of management, marketing, creative and implementation services for established and entrepreneurial enterprises and organizations. In addition, he is Founding Executive Director of the Peter Michael Foundation, an underwriter of cancer research at leading medical centers, and Consultant to Ecopia Farms for branding and marketing. Previously, he provided varied branding and marketing consulting services to SEGA of America, DFS Group Limited, Kendall Jackson Wine Estates, Shaklee Corporation and the California Film Institute. He was Senior VP at McCann-Erickson, and served in positions of increasing client services responsibility at BBDO/West, Needham Harper Worldwide, Leo Burnett Company, and J. Walter Thompson Company. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (BA) and Stanford University (MBA and MA).
About Cyanotech — Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well being. Cyanotech's Spirulina products offer complete nutrition, and augment energy and immune response. They are FDA-reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. BioAstin's superior antioxidant activity and ability to support and maintain a natural anti-inflammatory response enhance skin, muscle and joint health. All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at our 90-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology. Cyanotech distributes to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain quality management standards ISO 9001:2000 certification and is GMP-certified by the Natural Products AssociationTM. Visit www.cyanotech.com for more information.