February 21/Irvine, Calif./PRNewswire -- ChromaDex Corporation appointed Debra A. Heim as chief operating officer and president of its Consumer Products Division.

Debra Heim has over 20 years of experience with consumer brands companies. Prior to joining ChromaDex, Heim spent 16 years with The Himmel Group, where she served as its president and chief operating officer since 2010. Previously, she served as the company's chief financial officer for 12 years. During her tenure with The Himmel Group, Heim was part of the executive management team overseeing sales and marketing of the Gold Bond Medicated Powder and Ovaltine businesses. Additionally, she built and managed the organization responsible for the manufacturing, sales order processing, distribution, accounting and finance, information technology systems, human resources and consumer services of the company.

Commenting on the announcement, ChromaDex's CEO Jeffrey Himmel stated, "Having personally worked with Debra for more than 15 years, I am thrilled to have her join the executive management team at ChromaDex. Her experience and skill sets with branded consumer products are an ideal fit, as we are just beginning the national retail launch of our BluScience line of dietary supplements."

 From the February 21, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.