Manus Bio Inc. (Manus Bio), announced the expansion of its sales and marketing team with the hires of Heather Barbarino as vice president of marketing and Gary Dempsey as vice president of sales & business development. Barbarino will be responsible for all activities related to natural sweetener brands and will oversee the execution of Manus Bio’s global marketing strategy. Dempsey will be responsible for sales and business development activities across Manus Bio’s portfolio of products. Both Barbarino and Dempsey will report to Brendan Naulty, president of sweeteners & natural ingredients.

Prior to joining Manus Bio, Barbarino served as the marketing and communications leader at TIC Gums, where she led the transformation from traditional marketing to a robust global marketing and digital strategy. She also worked in a global marketing role within food and beverage segments at Aptar, specializing in strategic marketing, voice of the customer analysis, and IP acquisitions. Barbarino has held various executive positions in product development and management on an international scale where she has a proven track record of driving business results through innovative campaigns and building high-performance teams across a variety of industries. She holds a B.S in Management with a focus in global marketing from Penn State University.

Dempsey joins Manus Bio with over 25 years of commercial leadership in the food ingredient, flavors, and food and beverage industries and has held strategic sales roles with Givaudan, Symrise, and Doehler. Multilingual and multicultural, Dempsey has lived and worked both in the US and overseas. He holds a Master’s degree from The London School of Economics and a B.A. from Miami University in Ohio.