The Natural Products Association has announced the winners to its 20th Annual NPA Awards for outstanding individuals and businesses that have made valuable contributions to the success of the natural products industry.
The awards will be presented during Expo East, September 26-28, in Baltimore.
The nine recipients of the Awards are:
Scott Bass, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.
Burton Kallman Scientific Award:
Paul M. Coates, Ph.D., director of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), Bethesda, Md.
Industry Champion Award (shared):
Pat Sardell, co-owner of Country Vitamins, Corvallis, Ore., and
Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), Austin, Texas.
ABC’s Blumenthal said he was “deeply honored and grateful to have the opportunity to accept this award in recognition of the numerous achievements of the American Botanical Council”.
“I thank the Natural Products Association for recognizing the work of ABC over the past 25 years.”
Rachel Carson Environmental Award:
William McDonough, Charlottesville, Va.
Lifetime Achievement Award (shared):
Edward Long, Ph.D., vice president with Van Scoyoc Associates Inc., Washington, D.C.
Jack Martin, Washington, D.C.
David Winston, Broadway, N.J.
Socially Responsible Retailer Award:
Nature’s Bin, Lakewood, Ohio
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