“Our industry will continue to face challenges over the course of the next two years, but we’re prepared for them and this industry is positioned like never before for strong growth,” said Mr. Blair.
“Moving forward in 2013, we’ll work to educate the 113th Congress on health benefits that dietary supplements provide and how they are regulated; we’ll challenge the industry to ensure complete compliance with the laws and regulations already in place; and we’ll be zealous advocates on behalf of our members to promote a commercial marketplace and a regulatory framework supported by sound science.
“I’m excited about the next two years as CRN’s chairman and look forward to advancing CRN’s mission.”
CRN’s Board also elected a lineup of new officers to serve along with Mr. Blair during his two-year term:
Chair Elect - Harvey Kamil, NBTY, Inc.
Treasurer - Debbie Trinker, Kemin Health, L.C.
Secretary - Kristen Blanchard, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair - Jim Hamilton, DSM Nutritional Products.
Steve Mister, CRN President & CEO, will continue to serve as a Board Officer.
Separately, CRN’s membership has elected the new Board of Directors for 2013. Michael Bentley, SierraSil Health Inc.; Paul Dijkstra, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.; and Paul Faganel, Embria Health Sciences, were newly elected to serve on the Board. Carl Hastings, Reliv International, Inc.; and Vic Neufeld, Jamieson Laboratories Ltd., were re-elected for a second three-year term.