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Date: For Immediate Release
Contact: Libby Hastert,
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Proviera Biotech Welcomes Thad Simons, New Board Member and Investor

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (December 23, 2014) - Proviera Biotech is proud to welcome Thad Simons as the company’s newest board member and investor. As a board member for Proviera, the company looks forward to gaining invaluable insights from this esteemed business professional.

Simons is a managing director at The Yield Lab, a seed venture fund/accelerator that is committed to providing new AgTech companies with the support they need in their early stages of development. Simons recently retired as CEO of Novus International, Inc., a company that produces and sells nutritional supplements globally for the poultry and livestock feed industry.

Early in his tenure with Novus, he helped the company set its goal: “Help feed the world affordable, wholesome food and improve the quality of life.”

Upon his retirement from Novus, Simons has continued to serve as the Board President of the International Food and Agribusiness Association (IFAMA). Throughout his career, he has acquired a number of noteworthy accolades, including, but not limited to: EY Entrepreneur of the Year, WTC-STL International Businessperson of the Year, and NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year.

Simons’ respect for sustainable agriculture, support for entrepreneurs and deep roots in the food and agriculture industries make him a valuable asset to Proviera’s Board of Directors. For additional information, read the following article.

About Proviera
Proviera produces cutting-edge, probiotic-based biochemical products designed to replace otherwise harmful chemicals used in the leather-tanning industry. Using all-natural ingredients, Proviera’s non-hazardous products improve leather quality, while leaving behind an environmentally sound footprint. To learn more about our intuitive technology, visit