On February 2, 2015 Jim Hamilton officially took over as the new president and CEO of Neptune Technologies and Bioressources. It is a move that has been anticipated since the Board named Hamilton for the position in November of 2014.
Previously, Hamilton was the Vice President of Human Nutrition and Health, DSM North America. He was also the President of DSM Nutritional Products USA, Inc. Hamilton was also recently the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Neptune continues to push forward after the opening of the new plant and introducing three new condition-specific formulas in addition to their premium Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®). With the addition of Hamilton, this positive momentum is set to continue.
For Neptune, Hamilton was a natural choice. Pierre Fitzgibbon, the chairman of Neptune’s Board of Directors said, “Jim has a deep understanding of the nutraceutical space, strong industry connections, and a proven track record for driving business excellence. He brings complementary abilities to the current management team and he is the right person to lead the corporation forward into its next phase of growth and success.”
The feeling of choosing just the right match at just the right time is mutual.
“I am very excited, both professionally and personally, to be joining Neptune,” said Hamilton. “Having worked in the nutrition industry for 30 years, I am well aware of the health benefits nutraceutical products provide. In this respect, I have a special interest in Omega-3s and Omega-3 krill oils in particular, which offer a number of differentiated benefits.”
Asked about the history of krill oil in the market, Hamilton stated, “Neptune pioneered the krill oil market and its flagship product Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®) offers superior levels of phospholipids and Omega-3 combinations. I have watched Neptune over the years and have been particularly impressed by the strategic steps they have taken in recent history to enhance their business model and put in place the necessary ingredients for success. I look forward to working together with Neptune’s Board and management team as we continue to solidify the business and reaffirm our role as a premier krill oil manufacturer.”
Hamilton is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has been a participant in business education and leadership programs at the London Business School as well as INSEAD, an international business school.