GOED Expands Membership, Management

September 27, 2011

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GOED Expands Membership, Management

SALT LAKE CITYGOEDs membership has grown in membership and management. In the past year, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) increased its membership by 51 percent in to include 129 members, and as a result, it has expanded its management team to better serve its member base, and strengthen its mission to promote the growth of EPA and DHA omega-3s.

The newly expanded team includes Harry Rice, Ph.D., vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs; Ellen Schutt, communications director; and Mike Roberts, director of membership development and engagement.

The newly expanded management team will be available at SupplySide West for coffee and questions on Wed., Oct. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Booth #12115. "We are excited and pleased to invite the industry to visit us at SupplySide West, and to answer any questions about our management team, membership opportunities, and ongoing issues like RDI's in North America and upper intake limits in Europe," said Adam Ismail, GOED executive director.

Rice has worked in the ingredient, dietary supplement, functional food and consumer packaged goods industries for more than 10 years. Among his responsibilities for GOED are monitoring and reporting on regulatory concerns, spearheading efforts on complex issues and providing scientific analysis of the growing body of scientific literature. In addition, he manages scientific and regulatory committees. Prior to joining GOED, Harry spent more than six years at Cargill Inc. involved in the development and execution of global regulatory and scientific strategies for a wide range of functional ingredients.

Schutt brings nearly 15 years experience in the natural products industry to GOED. She created Nutraceuticals World, an industry magazine, and is an expert on the natural products supply chain, manufacturing, channels, markets, ingredients and issues. Since 2006, she operated Schutt Solutions, a consulting business, and was a partner in LaunchNatural, which helped launch natural product companies in the United States. 

Roberts is a natural products industry veteran and has built a network with key executives and companies in the dietary supplements and functional food space. Before joining GOED, Roberts was the publisher of Functional Ingredients magazine for New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media. He was also the supply portfolio sales director for New Hopes industry trade show SupplyExpo, its educational Nutracon Conference and the online news portal NPIcenter.com. Most recently, Roberts provided business development consulting to PureRxo.com. 

Besides for booth side, Ismail will be a speaker during The GOED  update on Omega 3s" workshop at SupplySide West, set for Oct. 14. The three-hour also includes Medicus Research founder Jay Udani, MD, and omega-3 expert and dietician Mary Van Elswyk, Ph.D.

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