Hamilton is currently Vice President Human Nutrition and Health, North America, and President of DSM Nutritional Products USA, Inc., based in Parsippany, New Jersey. He serves on the global management team of DSM Nutritional Products' Human Nutrition & Health business.
“As Neptune begins a new era, Jim is the right person to lead the Corporation forward into its next phase of growth and success,” said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Chairman of Neptune's Board of Directors. “Jim is a proven executive with a deep understanding of the nutraceutical market, strong industry connections and over 25 years of experience, working in the United States, Europe and Canada. During his career, he played a leading role in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of dietary supplement, food, animal feed, and personal care products.”
Hamilton said he was pleased and excited to be given the opportunity to take Neptune to the next level as it solidifies its supply chain and reaffirms its market leadership. “Neptune's new state-of-the-art plant and innovative offerings, combined with a fast growing consumer base looking for health and wellness products, puts the Corporation in a solid position for growth,” he said. “I look forward to working with the management team and Board to further develop Neptune's business and drive profitable growth.”
Hamilton's is a valuable contributor to several trade associations and he is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). He is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and he has attended a number of business education and leadership programs at the London Business School and INSEAD.
Andre Godin will continue to act as Interim President and CEO until Hamilton’s arrival in February 2015, following which he will remain a member of the executive team.