Sustainable Botanicals International, Inc. (SBI) brings together a powerful team of global entrepreneurs of the highest integrity. Based in Tucson, Arizona, we are committed not just to building a thriving business, but to creating a legacy that improves the lives of the good people who grow and process the ingredients we source. Learn about our team.
SBI Chair and CEO Conrad Plimpton said:
“Our vision grew out of a realization that the availability and access to numerous specialty botanicals are significantly fragmented and compromised, from how they are grown and harvested, to how they are processed and delivered to market."
Mr. Plimpton is majority stockholder of Inolex Chemical, a major provider of ingredients to the cosmetic industry, as well as investor in ieS Labo in France and Troy Chemical in New Jersey, and is on the board of numerous companies. He
Jay Ewald, Chief Development Officer, commented on the company strategy:
“We have seen many specialty botanical enterprises struggle to be effective global players when their products deserve global access. Our efforts will focus on bringing the best of the best, both in product and business practices, from Latin America, North America and other global markets where we can be game changers.”
Mr. Ewald has over 30 years active involvement in major agricultural enterprises in the U.S., Latin America, and Africa, and is based in Santiago, Chile.
Jon Plimpton, Chief Operating Officer, observed:
“Consumer trends and demand for increasing naturalness are converging with growing awareness on issues such as sustainability, fair-trade, organic certification, along with biodiversity protection. This is particularly relevant for natural beauty, personal care, nutraceutical and certain pharmaceutical products as many of the active raw ingredients are sourced directly from the wild.
Former Vice Chairman of Inolex, Mr. Plimpton has broad global business experience in the consumer product industry, particularly in cosmetic, personal care and related products.
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