SALT LAKE CITYThe United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) added seven individuals and companies as Founding Associate Members, pushing membership growth to over 77 percent in the last 12 months.
Among those who joined are Dierdre Allen; Susan Brienza, Ph.D., J.D.; Alan Butcher; Randy Dennin and Associates; Holistic Primary Care; Nutrimarketing; Safety Call
“This distinguished group of individuals and organizations that have joined UNPA represents a wealth of broad expertise and many years of industry experience," said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “Their engagement, skillsets and contributions will allow UNPA to expand and increase its support of our large base of manufacturing members, while we strive to further increase the value proposition and level of service to all of our member companies."
UNPA Associate Member expertise is shared through engagement in the association’s educational events, committees, working groups and other forums and through networking, including with UNPA’s strategic and commercial partners.
Regarding UNPA’s 77-percent membership growth during the last 12 months, Israelsen noted that much of the increase is due to UNPA’s new associate membership, which seeks to align professionals with UNPA’s manufacturing, supply, and science and technology service members. Additionally, a number of new executive, and science and technology services-level members have recently joined the association.
“Today’s nearly USD $300 billion global dietary supplement and natural and organic products industry faces new and shared issues that require collaboration, vision and expert services, and our new members will assist our existing membership in creating the natural health products industry of the future," said Israelsen.
Earlier this year, Natural Partners joined the UNPA.