GNC announces the appointments of a new Director of Human Resources and a Scientific Director


– Elisa Bannon-Jones joins the company to lead GNC’s human resources management strategy as the company continues to attract new talent and invest in its team to drive growth

Posted: October 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CDT|Update: 33 minutes ago

PITTSBURGH, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Global health and wellness brand GNC today announced that Elisa Bannon Jones joined the Company as Chief People Officer and appointed Sudipta Veeramachaneni to the role of scientific director. These appointments take effect immediately.

“I am delighted to announce the appointments of Elisa and Sudipta,” said Burris. “Bringing Elisa and her long history of success to GNC is a huge victory for our team, and her energy and expertise will be essential in our efforts to attract and develop the best talent that will help us shape the future of GNC. Sudipta’s expertise in nutritional science has allowed us to stay at the forefront of innovation in ingredients and products. These steps will further strengthen the GNC leadership team and I know that Elisa and Sudipta will both play an important role in the continued transformation of our business. “

Bannon-Jones joins GNC after working at Pep Boys, Icahn Automotive Group, where she was Chief People Officer. Bannon-Jones has held leadership roles in human resources in a wide range of retail and other industry environments, and his deep industry expertise in developing top performing teams will help advance the goals. strategies of GNC. In addition, Bannon-Jones also held leadership roles in retail early in his career and this experience will be instrumental as GNC continues to transform its retail business and shopping experience into store. Beyond his most recent role at Pep Boys, Bannon-Jones has held senior human resources roles at Frontier Communications, Brightstar Corp., Vride, Wireless Vision and US Cellular.

Veeramachaneni has worked with GNC for over 14 years and during this time has contributed to the design of GNC products for regions around the world, working with governing bodies to ensure the product is developed in accordance with complex regulatory standards. . An accomplished and published scientist, Veeramachaneni manages the design and implementation of GNC research studies that result in new products that differentiate themselves in the market through the unique and scientifically proven consumer benefits they offer. Given her expertise, she has also represented GNC as a guest speaker at various industry and media events and serves on the Board of Directors of the Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative.

“Over the years, Sudipta has been a key driver of innovation for our industry-leading products, and his appointment to this new role reinforces our commitment to providing high-quality, science-based solutions for our consumers in order to help everyone to live well ”, commented Karlyn mattson, head of marketing.

About GNC
GNC is a leading global health and wellness brand that provides high-quality scientific products and solutions to help consumers live powerful, live fit, and live well.

The brand reaches consumers around the world by providing its products and services through company-owned retail outlets, national and international franchises, digital commerce, and strong wholesale and retail partnerships across the globe. GNC’s diverse, multi-channel business model has global reach and a well-recognized brand of trust. By combining exceptional innovation, product development capabilities and an extensive global distribution network, GNC manages a premier product portfolio.

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