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Skin science startup promotes new VP of operations

Lalania Hayes has a background of helping execute a business plan from a start-up to the sale of the company.

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  • | 3:20 p.m. June 3, 2022
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A Sarasota-based skin science startup recently announced a promotion for the former director of operations. Lalania Hayes is now the vice president of operations. 

A former COO of Rockbottombottles LLC, a wholesale distributor of packaging products based in Sarasota, Hayes has experience in executing a startup's business plan through the point of being sold, according to a statement. 

Courtesy. Lalania Hayes, the new VP of operations at Omeza.
Courtesy. Lalania Hayes, the new VP of operations at Omeza.

With Omeza, Hayes manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to ensure efficiency and cost-effective systems that meet the startup’s needs as it moves into the early stage of development. She also has a hand in the manufacturing and purchasing departments to ensure goals set by leadership are being met. 

“Of the myriad assets she brings to Omeza, one stands out for me: Lalania’s persistence in solving thorny problems,” says Founder and CEO Tom Gardner in a release. “She consistently brings to the fore creative solutions, whether in capital equipment, process engineering or product formulations, and she is also a disciplined owner of the operations budget."

Currently, Hayes is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management at State College of Florida. 

Omeza is a skin health and tissue regeneration company dedicated to equitable access to better wound care outcomes for all patients at all sites of care, reducing the rate of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations, hospitalizations due to skin infections and recurrence of chronic leg and foot wounds. 


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