PHOENIX, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (OTC Bulletin Board: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology announced today that it has appointed Olga Hernandez-Longan  to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Todd Crow, in accordance with his previously announced intentions, has retired as CFO, but will remain available in a consulting and advisory capacity.
Ms. Hernandez-Longan has over 20 years of financial experience in working with both public and private corporations in financial planning and analysis, SEC reporting, international finance, corporate M&A, divestitures and joint ventures.
She served as Vice President and Controller of Wal-Mart International from 2004 until 2006 with responsibility for finance, accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance, and internal and external reporting. In her position she worked closely with the company's strategy group on financial direction for potential acquisitions/joint ventures and on integration of acquisitions within Wal-Mart International. Ms. Hernandez-Longan was also a member of Wal- Mart's Disclosure Committee.
Prior to joining Wal-Mart, she spent nearly four years at Ford Motor Company, rising from Controller of Vehicle Procurement Operations to Chief Financial Officer of Ford of Brazil, where she had responsibility for finance, accounting and treasury and while there successfully restructured the existing business. This restructuring resulted in significant sustained fixed cost improvements, enhanced revenue, improved cash management and bottom-line profitability. Upon returning to North America, Ms. Hernandez-Longan was appointed Controller of Ford's Customer Service Division North American Operations.
Prior to Ford, she was with Eaton Corporation where she served as Chief
Financial Officer and Worldwide Controller of the company's Automotive
Controls Operations. Responsibilities included in depth strategic business
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