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Gajak Operation's Plan

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Operation's Introduction

You have a percentage of people who wake up every morning and try to be the healthiest human being as possible. These people get up, work out. Watch the bad foods and still leave out important nutrients that your body needs to function at its best. There are two types of vitamins they are separated by the material in which they dissolve. The first of these are the Fat soluble vitamins which are vitamin A, D, E, and K. These vitamins dissolve in fat before they are absorbed in the blood stream to carry out their functions. Excesses of these vitamins are stored in the liver. Because they are stored, they are not needed every day in the diet. The second type is called the water soluble vitamins. These vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored; they are eliminated in urine. Because they are not stored we need a continuous supply of these vitamins because our system is always disposing them as waste in our urine. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex group and vitamin C. Water-soluble vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage or preparation. Of these water soluble vitamins, eight are known as the B-complex group which consist of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are widely distributed in foods but as soon as we start to cook our foods many of our nutrients that we seek from the foods diminish and their influence is felt in many parts of the body. They function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food. They also are important for normal appetite, good vision, healthy skin, healthy nervous system and red blood cell formation.

Organization

GAJAK & Company is medium sized marketing company employing approximately 85 employees. Our company's headquarters are located 3300 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Raleigh, NC. GAJAK and company have possibilities of expanding the company to additional locations within the United States within the next 5 years doubling in size and revenues. GAJAK has three products currently out on the market. Water purifying technology called "Clean Water which as gross revenues of 500,000 annually & has a production of 250,000 annually. Our juicer machine technology called "Go Green" has a gross income of 350,000 annually and production sales of 175, 000 and our latest technology our men's and women's multi-vitamin called Essentials which has gross revenues of 50,000 annually and a production of 20,000. GAJAK intent is to merge the two most important ingredients to the human body with water and vitamins. GAJAK's "CLEAN WATER" was produced and seen on shelves around the country June 26, 2000. After much success with CLEAN WATER GAJAK developed its second technology "GO GREEN" and was produced and seen on shelves June 26, 2004. Repeating success with its products GAJAK successfully produced its third technology "ESSENTIALS" and was seen on shelves most recently June 26, 2008.

Type of Legal Entity

GAJAK & Company is a corporation, and therefore a separate entity. In order to form the corporation, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the North Carolina Secretary of State June 26, 1997. Legal advice recommended that GAJAK file for corporation and has benefits allowing the founder for GAJAK, Chief Executive Officer George Kaliviotis to remain 25% stakeholders in the company. George Kaliviotis is responsible for forming the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors' consist of George Kaliviotis, company's CEO, Leading Research Scientist, Dr. Tremanyne Ingle who's the University of Maryland, College Park and Hollis, LLC lead scientist responsible for the results produced in the research and development for GAJAK. Dr. Charles Caramello is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Donna Hamilton is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Elizabeth Beise is Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs and Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden who is Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President. Board of Directors was formed on June 26, 1994 and elected the following appointing executive officers/senior management team to oversee the company's affairs and become the Advisory Board for the company. The members consist of the Chief Executive Officer George Kaliviotis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Amanda Michelle Green, Chief Operating Officer Autray Humphrey, Chief Financial Officer Jason Ho and the Chief Security Officer Kerry Alexis Illick.

Brief Biography on Executive Officers

George Kaliviotis Biography (CEO)

George Kaliviotis graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Fitchburg State College. After graduation he entered the biotech world by working as an entry level operator for Wyeth. During his tenure at Wyeth, he got several promotions to advance in higher positions. He then joined Shire as a suite coordinator and supervisor and started a brand new biologics drug manufacturing area. When this was up and running, George was promoted to cell culture manager and went and started the construction of a brand new biotech facility for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He was responsible for hiring, commissioning equipment; develop strategies that would get this facility FDA approved. Upon finishing this project, George moved on to Abbott Bioresearch Center as a Senior Manager Cell Culture and went on to manage all cell culture areas of the facility. George is responsible for clinical and commercial projects and also third party manufacturing projects.

Jason Ho Biography (CFO)

Jason Ho graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Genetics and worked in a Pharmaceutical company for a number of years performing gene cloning, high-throughput screening, and organ replication for new products. After he was unable to follow a compound from the lab to clinical trials he decided to gain experience in the medical field. Jason received Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic training and worked on an ambulance, later earning a Nursing License. He currently works as an operations manager for the department of nursing at a bay area college. Jason is currently working to gain operations, managerial and project management experience and return to the pharmaceutical field when done with dual master degrees in Biotechnology Management and MBA from UMUC, able to follow product development from discovery to market.

Amanda Michelle Green Biography (Vice President of Sales and Marketing)

Amanda Green

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