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Roger Blotsky accumulated over 45 years of experience in the organics industry. He began his career in agriculture in 1966 as a salesman, calling on farmers for Skelly Oil Company. After being exposed to the concept of organic farming and after four years of study and field trials, he founded the Early Harvest Company in 1970 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After 10 years of successful business, he sold the company in 1980, to relocate to Goodyear, Arizona. During this period, Roger helped establish national guidelines for organic farming techniques and founded BioFlora®, which would become the leading agricultural division within the Global Organics Group of Companies.
Roger was an extraordinary visionary and the driving force behind all divisions of Global Organics®, which now includes BioFlora®, Mineral BioSciences® and the Integrated Life Science Research Center®. With his innovative ideas and unconventional ways of doing business, Roger was able to accomplish his goals, bringing sustainable and organic farming to the forefront of the agricultural industry and utilizing an exclusive blend of ionic minerals to further human and animal health. From the very beginning Roger had great plans for Global Organics, and as the company grew to what it is today, he was able to realize many of them in his lifetime. Roger had the unique ability to see any project through to the end, under the many challenges that presented themselves, and through his perseverance was able to redefine “where the world was going”. Roger will always be remembered as a true trailblazer and Global Organics will continually strive to maintain his mission and honor his legacy.
Managing Partner and CEO
Luke has learned this highly specialized business from the group up, working in the agricultural industry over the last 22 years. He has gained hands-on experience in every facet of all Global Organic’s operations, adding influence and leadership as his knowledge has grown. While attending the University of Arizona and throughout his career, Luke has mastered the art of formulating new bioactive products through innovative blending of unique raw materials.
Luke has travelled around the world consulting with both direct growers and BioFlora® distributors. He is dedicated to building the business around the benefits of protecting and reactivating the power of natural organic agriculture which ultimately provides better human health through a much healthier food chain.
COO and CFO
Scott joined Global Organics® as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in December 2016. He has over 15 years of financial and operations experience and will be responsible for the financial health of the Global Organics Group, its overall financial management and its financial integrity and transparency. As COO and CFO, Scott leads the organization by shaping Global Organics financial and operational strategies to capture profitable growth, maximize long-term value, and streamline operations.
His experience will help with the development and execution of the company’s strategic plan to expand and grow additional product lines and markets.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Scott is an active member in many professional networks including: Toastmasters International, AASBO, Institute of Internal Auditors, and is an Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA Board Member.
Senior Plant Nutritionist
Stephen is a true pioneer in the development of organic techniques in the agricultural community, gained from his 40 years of practical experience farming and working with growers in the field. He participated in writing the California Organic Law which, as revised in 1990, has been a standard by which all organic legislation would be measured – worldwide. In 1996, Stephen was appointed to the USDA’s 14-member Advisory Board of Organic Experts, who created the National Organic Standard for all organic farms. Stephen attended California State University in Fresno, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Vitaculture.
Elide joined Global Organics® as Financial Controller in May 2016. In this role, Elide has overall responsibility for the controllership and financial reporting activities for all of the Global Organics Group, including BioFlora®, Mineral BioSciences®, and the Integrated Life Science Research Center®. Elide has previously held a variety of senior financial management positions over the last 13 years. In these roles, Elide has developed a focus on financial management, process improvement, team leadership, financial reporting, planning and budgeting, systems of internal controls, corporate and benefits accounting, and international financial functions.
Elide earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting / Financing from Brigham Young University and also received a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification in 2013.
Human Resources Director
Sharon possesses over 28 years of experience in human resources / personnel management and has been the Human Resources Director for Global Organics® for over 15 years. Sharon’s expertise includes employee training, development and relations, talent organization, combined with leadership and management coaching for the Global Organics Group. Sharon is also responsible for the administration of employee benefits, payroll and all compliance matters.
Sharon attended the University of Alberta, is a member of the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) and SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and is globally certified as SHRM-CP.
Sarah has worked with Global Organics® for over 9 years as the Marketing Director. In this position, Sarah interacts directly with other members of the ELT as well as every member of the sales, science, and client services departments to ensure market support and communications reflect the Global Organics® brand. Sarah manages GOG’s marketing strategy, content creation, promotional materials, web and social media presence, and event opportunities for each division of GOG.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing in September of 2015 from the University of Phoenix, and will receive her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology from Arizona State University in Spring 2017. Sarah is a member of the American Marketing Association.
Supply Chain Director
Veronica has over 15 years of combined Accounting and ERP (Enterprise Research Planning) experience working with internal processes, financial data and production reports. As Supply Chain Management Director, Veronica manages, analyzes and interprets data, oversees materials, information and finances in a process beginning with our trusted suppliers and ending with our valued customers. Veronica provides oversight to this flow of information and ensures that activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the entire Global Organics Group.
Veronica received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in May 2014 from Arizona State University, and will receive her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Information Management from the University of Phoenix in 2017. Veronica is a CPA Candidate in accordance with Arizona State Law and is a member of AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s).
Client Services Director
Gail has worked for over 19 years with Global Organics® as our Client Services Director. In this position Gail manages key client accounts, communicates directly with our customers and distributors, oversees all domestic and international orders, and handles distribution and logistics for each division of the Global Organics Group of companies.
Gail is formally versed in FTR (Foreign Trade Regulations), is AES (Automated Export Systems) Certified and is an ICC member of INCOTERMS.
Operations Manager (BioFlora)
Larry has worked for over 19 years with Global Organics® as the Operations Manager for its leading agricultural division – BioFlora®. In this position, Larry oversees all plant-level operations, including; purchasing, production, cost, quality control, safety, training, equipment management and maintenance.
Larry supervises the planning, organizing and regulating of production within BioFlora® to guarantee optimal operations and procedures. Larry implements manufacturing strategies to effectively accomplish plant production goals and coordinates with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping.
Chief Manufacturing Officer (MBS)
Anthony has over 25 years of food-grade manufacturing and engineering experience, and has been involved with Global Organics’ for over 16 years. Currently, Anthony is the Chief Manufacturing Officer for Global’s ground-breaking Mineral BioSciences® division, which specializes in mineral formulations for plant, human and animal wellness.
Anthony oversees manufacturing operations, administers compliance and regulatory protocols for the MBS food-grade facility, aids in the development and improvement of products and the implementation of new policies and procedures.
Israel has worked over 20 years with Global Organics® as the Operations Manager for all of our manufacturing facilities and satellite locations. Israel is responsible for implementing the design and construction of new equipment and facilities, coordinates all activities concerned with the modification and maintenance of equipment and machinery, and works to streamline manufacturing processes and procedures. In this position, Israel also supervises all plant-level operations, acts as a key component in the blending of custom mixes and collaborates closely with the Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC) to develop new product formulations and evaluations.
Dr. Krys Bojanowski is the CEO of Sunny BioDiscovery, Inc., a company engaged in NIH-sponsored research, currently directed towards the development of new retinoid analogues. Dr. Bojanowski received his PhD cum laude in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Paris, France, followed by research positions at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Harvard Medical School and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Dr. Bojanowski was instrumental in helping MBS establish the anti-aging and anti-diabetic potential of their ionic minerals. Because of the well-documented, although anecdotal reports of ionic minerals being beneficial for high blood sugar-related diseases, the laboratory of Dr. Bojanowski conducted rigorous examination aimed at defining its bioactivity. With a combination of genomic, enzymatic, in vitro and animal models the results of this 5 years-long investigation were subsequently published in the International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Dr. Bojanowski continues to assist MBS, and has helped us develop several patents relating to the benefits of ionic minerals for mitochondrial metabolism, muscle degeneration and anti-glycation.
Dr. Bojanowski is currently an active reviewer for NIH, as well as for several scientific journals, including Wound Repair and Regeneration, Lipids, Biochemical Pharmacology, Methods & Findings in Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology and Phytotherapy Research. He is member of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Society of Cosmetic Chemists and co-author on over 30 patents and peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Larry Metheney practices Veterinary medicine in Phoenix, Arizona primarily on the health and nutrition of performance horses. Metheney received his Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University, and relocated to Phoenix where he was a race-track practitioner for 26 years at Turf Paradise, a thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack that was a significant contributor in Arizona’s racing history. The mutual interest of animal health led Metheney to be an influential part in assisting MBS to establish their BioVigor® line of ionic minerals, that aid in achieving optimal animal health and nutrition.
Over the years, Metheney has focused his attention on BioVigor’s mitochondrial and disease inhibitory affects in the equine field. Metheney is currently a spokesman and consultant for several animal health companies, including Mineral BioSciences®, and has assisted in the development of innovative products for the equine market. Metheney is a long-time member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA) and served as the president of the Arizona board. He is also an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).
Molecular and Microbiologist
Dr. Makam has joined Global Organics® to discover and guide the Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC) towards agricultural biology, ecology and genomics innovation. Dr. Makam is a seasoned scientist with over 22 years of research experience in Molecular Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genomics. He has also been an author in over 10 scientific publications and published abstracts in peer reviewed scientific journals. Prior to joining Global Organics®, in his leadership capabilities, Dr. Makam served as Team Lead/Scientist for the Monsanto Company, Senator | Vice President representing the Horticulture department at Purdue University and a Research and Technical Coordinator at the Arizona State University. He also completed his Post-doctoral assignment from the Arizona State University. In addition, he possesses multiple years of teaching and leadership experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Makam received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/ Horticulture from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India, his Master of Science in Plant Physiology working on Abscisic Acid Hormonal Signaling and Immunology applications from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India. He obtained his Doctorate in the field of Molecular Plant Physiology / Microbiology / Biochemistry/Genomics from Purdue University researching on Plant Hormone Auxin signaling.
Vicki Bess is a microbiological consultant, with a concentration on the growing microbial concerns within the agricultural industry. She is the founder and former owner of BBC Laboratories, a commercial agricultural microbiology laboratory. She now works on an international scale to assist clients with analyzing and understanding the partnership between microbial communities in the soil and on the plant.
Vicki has B.S. degrees in Biology and Zoology/Botany from Southeast Missouri State University and a M.S. degree in Microbiology from Arizona State University. Additionally, she served as an adjunct professor for the Department of Microbiology at Arizona State University for 13 years. She has many years of commercial experience evaluating soil microbial diversity, pathogen inhibition and plant responses to biological agricultural products. Vicki has spoken on the topics of soil microbiology, compost microbiology, turf microbiology and plant pathogen inhibition at numerous conferences and seminars during her career.