Dr Elisa Glover has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics (University of Guelph, Canada) and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology (University of Western Ontario, Canada). She completed her PhD at McMaster University, examining the effects of inactivity and amino acids on muscle protein metabolism.
Before Volac she worked at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in New Product Research and Medical Affairs. Elisa’s scientific interests include protein intake and physical activity across the lifespan, the role of protein quality, and functional properties of dairy components.
Alan has spent over 10 years in the Sports and Active Nutrition Industry, seeing what works (and what doesn’t) from a variety of angles. As part of the SCI-MX Nutrition sales team for 3 years, he dealt with specialist independent retailers, major supermarket chains and online giants. Moving from there to Ornua Nutrition Ingredients, Alan experienced how a contract manufacturing business works. Over 3 years he saw up close the challenges of managing a complex supply chain and was successful in bringing many new products to market for his clients. Now, as Business Development Manager for Volac, he is responsible for looking at the future of the whey protein industry; exploring new markets, new geographies and new ingredients. This experience across ingredient supplier, finished product manufacturer and brand gives Alan a valuable insight into the inner workings of our industry.