June 2021— Ft. Wayne, IN. — Artemis International, a leader in dark berry extracts for functional foods, beverages and supplements, announces that Melanie Bush has been promoted to Vice President of Science & Research. As a 16-year veteran of the company, she has been instrumental in helping lead Artemis International’s mission to be a science-driven company, which differentiates it from many of its competitors.

Over the years she has guided the science division through continuous improvements, elevated its research initiatives and collaborations with researchers, and is a regular contributor to many industry publications. Her efforts have helped drive sales for the company and helped it establish a leadership position in the industry.

“We are thrilled to have a head of science and research with Melanie’s expertise and commitment to her work,” says Leslie Gallo, President at Artemis International. “I am confident Melanie will lead us to even greater heights in the area of science, and in leading us to an even brighter future.”

“It’s been a great honor for me to evolve with Artemis International over the past 16 years,” says Bush. “The entire Artemis team reflects the integrity that I try to uphold in my daily work. I look forward to helping advance research and science, product development and working with marketing and sales to continue to drive awareness and adoption of our dark berry extract ingredients.”

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Founded in 1995 by Jan Mills, and celebrating its 25 year anniversary in 2020, the woman-owned Artemis International, has become a leader in science-driven flavonoid rich, berry-based nutraceutical ingredients branded as Berryceuticals for use in the dietary supplement, food and beverage, and cosmeceutical industries.