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OMRI Announces Executive Director Change

EUGENE, ORE.  As of January 19, 2010, Paul Lipscomb will assume the duties with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as interim executive director.

Dave DeCou, OMRI’s previous executive director, will be pursuing other professional and personal interests. OMRI’s Board expresses appreciation for Dave DeCou’s leadership and dedication. Dave has served as executive director for the past five years.

OMRI’s goal is to look toward the future as the premier third-party certifier of organic materials.  Paul Lipscomb has the skills necessary to work with staff and keep OMRI moving forward during the transition. The Board has formed a search committee and is focused on assisting with the transition and with the search for a new executive director to bring OMRI into the future.

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that is accredited to review products for use in organic production and processing. OMRI listed products may be used on operations that are certified organic under the USDA’s National Organic Program.



OMRI, PO Box 11558, Eugene OR 97440-3758, 541-343-7600

Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian, OMRI Board Chair, 352-377-0133