BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VR Laboratories LLC today announced the appointment of John Saltamartine as chief operating officer (COO). Saltamartine brings more than 40 years of management and executive experience at both privately and publicly-held companies, including several in health, wellness and consumer product industries. Most recently, Saltamartine led beverage manufacturing and distribution operations for NBTY Manufacturing & Distribution Florida Inc. NBTY is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of nutritional health products, including products marketed by the Company's Nature's Bounty®, Vitamin World®, Puritan's Pride®, Holland & Barrett®, Rexall®, Sundown®, MET-Rx®, Worldwide Sport Nutrition®, American Health®, GNC (UK)®, DeTuinen®, LeNaturiste™, SISU®, Solgar®, Good 'n' Natural®, Home Health™, Julian Graves, Ester-C® and Natural Wealth brands.
"John has enjoyed a stellar career in major company operations in the health and wellness industry and is a welcomed addition to the leadership team," says Jeff Kottkamp, CEO of VR Laboratories. "His innovative approach to operational problem-solving has created millions of dollars in revenue for other companies, and his natural leadership abilities and tireless work ethic will be a great asset for VR Laboratories."
In addition to leading manufacturing and distribution for NBTY Inc., Saltamartine's background in operations includes the role of executive vice president of operations at another food and beverage company with international distribution, where he led operations for more than six years. He began his career as an operations manager for a computer hardware company in 1971 and has held top level positions at multiple computer hardwa
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