NutraCea appoints new chief financial officer
PHOENIX — NutraCea (OTC Bulletin Board: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology, today announced that Todd Crow will step down
from his role as Chief Financial Officer on March 31, 2008 and that Ken A Mueller (55) will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on that date, Mr Crow has agreed to stay on as a
consultant to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to Mr Mueller.
Mr. Mueller has over 20 years of expertise in working with private and Fortune 100 companies. He has extensive knowledge in strategic planning, international operations, and investor relations.
During the course of his career he has helped take several organizations (listed below) to their next level of growth and profitability.
«We are extremely pleased to have Ken join our organization. His proven ability to work with management as they look to rapidly grow their business will be most valuable to us as we
position NutraCea for its next stage of growth,» said Brad Edson, President of NutraCea. «Ken’s appointment will help to promote the successful implementation of our strategic
Mr. Edson added, «We also want to thank Todd Crow for his contributions to NutraCea during his tenure and know that the transition will go smoothly under his guidance.»
Most recently, Mueller was chief financial officer of Collins Financial Services where he served as a strategic partner to the company developing and implementing the financial plans to meet
aggressive growth goals over the last two years.
Prior to his work with Collins, Mr. Mueller was the chief financial officer of SafeNet Corporation. He also previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Business Solutions and
Senior Vice President of finance at Platinum Technology, which was ultimately acquired by Computer Associates.
Early in his career, Mueller served in various capacities at Apple Computer, including manager of U.S. planning, forecasting and analysis. He holds an MBA, Marketing, DePaul University and a
BS, Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University. Mr. Mueller obtained his CPA certificate from the State of Illinois and is a Registered Certified Public Accountant under Illinois law.