February 11/Minneapolis/Press Release -- Sales and marketing leader Mark Johnson has joined Minnesota-based Bioenergy Life Science Inc. as vice president of Sales, Functional Foods. Johnson’s major responsibilities will be to work with both domestic and international food companies to incorporate Bioenergy Ribose into a variety of functional food products to help improve both the functional and health benefits of those products.

Johnson is an accomplished and versatile professional with a proven track record of success in the food and consumer goods industries. Prior to joining Bioenergy Life Sciences, he was vice president Sales and Marketing for AgroPur, where he consistently grew bottom-line profitability while developing strong customer relationships. Johnson experienced similar successes while at Michael Foods Inc., where he spent more than a decade increasing sales volumes and improving efficiencies. Johnson, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, began his professional career as a sales representative for American Fish and Seafood.

“Mark’s addition to our team will enable us to strengthen Bioenergy Ribose’s position in the market, and enable Bioenergy Life Science to develop even more ribose-containing functional products,” commented Bioenergy Life Science president Tom VonderBrink.