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Form 8-K for CHROMADEX CORP.


10-Mar-2014

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Change in Directors or Principal Offi


Item 1.01 Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement.

On March 6, 2014, ChromaDex Corp. (the "Company") entered into a one-year Employment Agreement with Troy Rhonemus (the "Agreement"), which shall automatic renew in successive one year terms unless terminated. Pursuant to the Agreement, Mr. Rhonemus shall serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company and shall receive an annual base salary of $180,000.00 and an annual bonus of up to 30% of Mr. Rhonemus' base salary in effect as of the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year based upon the achievement of performance targets with respect to the Company's business to be mutually agreed upon by Mr. Rhonemus and the Board of Directors. As further consideration for Mr. Rhonemus' services, the Company agreed to issue Mr. Rhonemus an option to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company's common stock under the Company's Second Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended. The issuance of these securities was deemed to be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 by virtue of Section 4(2) thereof, as a transaction by an issuer not involving a public offering.

The forgoing description of the principal terms of the Agreement is a general description only, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms of the Agreement attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, which is incorporated herein by this reference.



Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 6, 2014, the Company entered into the Agreement with Mr. Troy Rhonemus pursuant to which Mr. Rhonemus was appointed to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Mr. Troy Rhonemus has more than 15 years of experience managing operations and supply chain, business strategies, and the roll-out of new processes, technologies, and products. He has served as the Company's Director of New Technology and Supply Chain since January 2013 and manages the operations and supply chain for the Company's ingredient business. He is accountable for new technology development to expand the ingredient product portfolio. He also consults with customers to improve the supply chain management of raw materials to meet FDA regulations, which includes developing supply chain strategies, auditing manufacturers, and developing an understanding of how to manage supplier from countries outside the United States.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rhonemus held several positions at Cargill from 2006 to 2012. As TruviaŽ Business Process Manager, he served as the product line lead for managing the operations and supply chain of the TruviaŽ enterprise from leaf to consumer products. As Technology Manager, Mr. Rhonemus served as technical lead for process and product development for TruviaŽ consumer products and ingredient business.

Mr. Rhonemus previously served as Principal Research Scientist at E&J Gallo Winery from 2004 to 2006, where he developed experimental designs to ensure that all project work was statistically valid in the lab, pilot, and production wineries. Prior to that, he served as Senior Research Scientist and as Process Technology Manager at Cargill from 1998 to 2004. In these positions, Mr. Rhonemus solved technical problems and implemented new technologies into production. He identified potential tolling facilities, coordinated tolling efforts, directly supervised and developed new processes and solved technical issues in existing business units in Cargill.

There is no family relationship between Mr. Rhonemus and any of our other officers and directors. There are no understandings or arrangements between Mr. Rhonemus and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director.

Terms of the Agreement and the compensatory arrangements between the Company and Mr. Rhonemus are set forth in Item 1.01 and are incorporated by reference into Item 5.02.


Except for the aforementioned Agreement, there has not been any transaction or currently proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is to be a participant and the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and in which Mr. Rhonemus had or will have a direct or indirect material interest since the beginning of the Company's last fiscal year.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements And Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

The exhibit listed in the following Exhibit Index is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit No. Description

10.1 Employment Agreement by and between ChromaDex Corp.

and Troy Rhonemus dated March 6, 2013


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