Pontus Protein Ltd. announced Mark Arathoon as head of product development, and the company hired Blue Ocean Tea Company to advise him on contract packaging, production distribution and certifications.
Arathoon is a fourth generation tea expert who has built relationships with global suppliers and developed ready-to-drink products for Numi Organic Tea, Starbucks, Revolution Tea, Justea Beverages, Wize and several other North American and international brands.
Pontus entered into a letter of intent with Arathoon’s Blue Ocean company in March 2021.
“I contacted Pontus when I saw what new technology they had developed. When I tasted the product and saw the nutritional profile, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I am very happy to lead product development and use my experience and networks to achieve the widest distribution of the product. Arathoon said.
Blue Ocean holds strategic food certifications, is Rainforest Alliance certified and a member of the Global Food Safety Initiative. Blue Ocean will pack sachets of Pontus powder and produce value-added products to allow Pontus rapid access to the market.
Pontus will enter into a contract manufacturing agreement once production has started.
“I am very happy that Mark has joined us as Head of Product Development. Our collaboration since the letter of intent has been very productive. His experience in developing and distributing products globally and his enthusiasm for Pontus make Mark and Blue Ocean the best partners as we launch our first products. said Connor Yuen, CEO of Pontus.