Vista-based NuZee Inc., a single-serve, pour-over coffee producer and co-packer, has announced the expansion of its board.

According to a press release, NuZee’s board of directors will grow from one to five members. The director nominees are Kevin J. Conner, Chris Jones, Allen S. Morton and Shanoop Kothari. NuZee’s sole director, Masateru Higashida, has also been nominated for re-election.

“We are very pleased to announce these director candidates, each of whom possess significant experience in the areas of finance, accounting, governance and operations,” said Mr. Higashida via a statement. “We welcome their perspective and view their nominations as indicative of NuZee’s growth and evolution as a public company.”

Mr. Conner is currently managing director of Conner & Associates, a restructuring and turnaround servicing firm; Mr. Jones serves as the managing director of Haddington Ventures, LLC, a venture fund manager and advisor; Mr. Morton is presently retired but previously served as the senior managing director, head of energy and natural resources group of B. Riley FBR, Inc.; and Mr. Kothari has served as NuZee’s senior vice president and chief financial officer since Feb. 2019.

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