Rene Griffin (second from right) & Nicole Griffin (right) accepted the 2017 ABC Champion Award for their father Richard “Dick” Griffin from ABC’s Mark Blumenthal and Denise Meikel (Director of Development).
Griffin has consistently served ABC and other organizations in the natural products community through partnerships with his insurance companies Grifcon Enterprises and Griffin Insurance Services, and his consulting work with R-T Specialty, LLC.
“Dick is an extraordinarily generous man,” said ABC’s Blumenthal. “He created a great business opportunity for himself and others when he foresaw an opportunity to pool the positive safety records of many companies in the herb and dietary supplements industry to produce the industry’s premier product liability insurance program. This has resulted in great savings for many leading companies, allowing them to invest in other areas of product development, research, and growth. Dick has shared this good fortune with ABC and its members, which has been greatly beneficial to ABC and its educational mission.”
ABC’s Meikel added: “Dick is kind, funny, and a true gentleman. As an ardent supporter of ABC, both personally and professionally, his efforts have helped continue and expand ABC’s reach throughout the years.” Griffin thanked ABC for the award. “I’ve worked with members of the American Botanical Council and other innovators in the natural products space for many years, and I’m so honored to be awarded this significant recognition,” he said.