Jim Emme, CEO of the NOW Health Group (NHG), has announced the promotion of four members of the management team, effective September 1, 2017.
Dan Richard is now Vice President of NHG Global Sales and Marketing. Dan’s father, Elwood Richard, founded NOW and Dan has been involved with the company since nearly the beginning. He has been a key contributor to many of NOW’s greatest successes over the last 30+ years.
Michelle Canada, Vice President of NHG Human Resources, has over 25 years of HR leadership experience. Since joining the company in July 2013 she has instituted numerous innovative programs focused on employee development and wellness.
Aaron Secrist has been promoted to Vice President of NHG Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Aaron is known throughout the industry as one of the premier experts in product quality and was the first auditor for the NPA cGMP certification program. Aaron has been with the company since April 2011.
Joe Fulco has been promoted to President of the Fruitful Yield Retail Division, which comprises the company’s chain of 13 health food stores in the Chicago suburbs. Joe has over 30 years of experience in retail management, much of which has been in the natural products retail channel. Joe joined the company in October 2015.
“NOW continues to be blessed with great success, which has led us to become one of the largest family owned companies in the natural products industry,” said Emme. “As we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2018, our strategy is to continue to support this growth in alignment with our company mission and values, and to provide the leadership to support the achievement of our goals. We congratulate all of the key leaders, and wish them well.”
About NOW: Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW Foods has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 natural dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, Ill., has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1,500 employees, and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. After nearly 50 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. www.NOWFoods.com