Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
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Dr. Carl Hastings oversees Reliv research, development and manufacturing. Dr. Hastings obtained a Ph.D. in food science from the University of Illinois and has spent nearly 40 years in food product research and development.
For Mead Johnson & Co., Dr. Hastings conducted key research on sterilized liquid nutritional food products for adults and infants, and developed low-calorie foods marketed under the Weight Watchers label. With the A.E. Staley Company, Dr. Hastings developed new applications for food ingredients developed from corn and soybeans, including starch, sweeteners, protein and fiber.
Dr. Hastings joined Reliv International shortly after its founding in 1988. He has since developed a comprehensive line a nutritional supplements and earned seven product patents.
In 2009 Dr. Hastings was elected to the board of directors of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade organization for the nutritional supplements industry.
In 2012 Dr. Hastings was ranked #9 out of more than 5,000 CSOs according to ExecRank. He was honored for his role in developing research capabilities that help produce groundbreaking scientific products, as well as his role in strengthening Reliv's reputation for innovation. Read press release.