Nepra Taps Former NASA and General Electric Executive as New COO

Access Wire | September 30, 2021

Nepra Foods, Inc. (“Nepra”) (CSE:NPRA), creator of nutritious plant-based and allergen-free food, is pleased to announce the October 1st hiring of John Maculley as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Maculley will be responsible for scaling the organization through hands-on leadership, innovation, new product development and manufacturing, and other company-wide growth strategies.

Maculley comes to Nepra Foods with more than 25 years of operational experience and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has served as Principal Consultant with Accel Management Group, Director of Operational Excellence with Micron Technology, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Gateway (a high-tech start-up), and has held operating positions with NASA and General Electric. Maculley holds an MBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary and a BSBA in Marketing from San Diego State University.

Maculley joins the team at a pivotal time. Recently, Nepra Foods oversubscribed their Initial Public Offering, successfully raising gross proceeds of $7.5 million at an offering price of $0.47 CAD.

Specific Objectives Include:

  • Organize Nepra’s research and development (R&D) business processes to ensure new proprietary formulations deliver on taste and nutrition at the lowest possible cost structure.
  • Implement a structured innovation engine to drive new product development and rapid transfer to commercial production and consumer packaging.
  • Ensure Nepra’s food manufacturing facilities meet the stringent standards of food safety and quality as outlined by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
  • Strengthen Nepra’s global supply chain and distribution networks to mitigate risks through approved second sources for key ingredients and omnichannel purchasing options for customers.
  • Create a best-in-class customer service organization, including social media delivered educational content that highlights the benefits of hemp seeds for our health and the environment.
  • Focus on Nepra’s customer journeys to shape their experiences with Nepra’s products and mission in an effort to build a loyal community of plant-based eaters.
  • Rapidly grow new CPG revenue opportunities, while steadily expanding existing specialty ingredients portfolio for commercial customers and direct to consumers.

“We are extremely fortunate to have John as part of our executive team,” remarks Nepra Foods CEO David Woods. “His successful track record in manufacturing efficiencies, product development, and executive leadership will help us scale the company and solidify our position as innovators of plant-based foods.”

Nepra Foods makes it easier for everyone to eat healthy by producing nutritious food that is accessible to a large segment of the population. Their mantra, “The Evolution of Eating™,” focuses on plant-based foods that are high in protein and fiber and low in carbohydrates. Everything they create is plant-based, allergen-free, and gluten-free.

With Maculley onboard, Nepra Foods is well-positioned to become a market leader in plant-based proteins.


For further information contact:

Joel Primus

Investor Relations

David Wood, CEO

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