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Pharmavite announces two executive appointments: CMO and VP operations


NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Monday named Etienne Patout (left) as its new chief marketing officer and Brett Buatti (right) as VP operations.


"These key appointments come at an important time for Pharmavite and I am certain that both Etienne and Brett's leadership qualities and relevant experience will help drive the company to continued success over the coming years," stated Connie Barry, CEO and board chair Pharmavite. "Etienne brings to Pharmavite a deep and broad understanding of the key tenets of consumer marketing while Brett has proven expertise in operations and supply chain management."


As new chief marketing officer, Patout comes to Pharmavite with nearly 20 years of experience within the CPG industry. Most recently, he served as general manager and VP for wholesome snacks at the Kellogg Co. Patout also previously worked at Kraft Foods where he was responsible for a number of key brand portfolios and gained recognition for being a business leader for reinvention and innovation. Patout received his Master of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.


Buatti has worked at a number of consumer product companies including General Mills, Dole Food Company, Campbell Soup Company and most recently VP of manufacturing at NBTY. Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences with a Minor in Economics from Dartmouth College. He also attended a joint program at Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he earned a Masters of Engineering Management. 

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