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Nutritional Outlook, December 2016

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NUTRITIONAL OUTLOOK ■ 27 December 2016 Special Advertising Section Steve Holtby has been involved in the natural products industry for over 21 years. In August 2008, Steve took over the role of President and CEO for Soft Gel Tech- nologies, Inc. (SGTI). He formerly held the position of National Sales Director for SGTI and Vice President of Sales of OptiPure. Steve has been with the company since 1998. Prior to joining Soft Gel Technologies, Steve worked in Marketing as a Brand Manager for Nature's Way. While there he oversaw the introduction of their vita- min line. The Nature's Way vitamin line was the fi rst entire line of products in the natural products market- place to carry the newly introduced structure/function claims and was a bold entry into that segment for the company who had previously focused on the herbal segment of the market. Steve Holtby, President and CEO Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. • Los Angeles, CA Starting January 1, 2017, Thomas Mooy will become President and CEO of Vit-Best Nutrition. Thomas joined Vit-Best in August 2016, bringing with him the broad expertise gained over his 27 years in the consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Widely respected for driving contract manufacturing growth for global businesses, he oversees Vit-Best's global trade relations, new customers, and customer relationships. Most recently, Thomas served as CEO of Natrol LLC, where he implemented changes that resulted in signifi cant revenue and EBITDA growth in less than one year. Prior to that, he was President of Arizona Nutritional Supplements, where he delivered revenue growth in three consecutive years, and COO of Legacy Pharmaceuticals International, where he led all business functions and managed two offshore manufacturing facilities. Tom's other career accomplishments include serv- ing as a key contributor to Leiner Health Products Inc.'s restructuring, and leading the turnaround of Nutramax Products Inc. as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Tom earned his Pharmacist and Drs Pharmacy (MS equivalent) degrees, as well as his Business Administration Degree, from Leiden University in The Netherlands. He is fl uent in English, Dutch, and German and conversant in Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Thomas Mooy, President, CEO Vit-Best Nutrition Inc. • Tustin, CA When Katie Watts joined the Vit-Best management team as Vice President of Supply Chain in May 2016, she immediately put her 13+ years of experience in nutrition and cosmetic manufacturing to work. In addition to overseeing Planning, Procurement and Inventory Control, Katie's responsibilities at Vit-Best also include sourcing and costing for all new products (including raw materials), tracking cost variances and managing vendor relationships, to name a few. Before joining Vit-Best, Katie fulfi lled a similar role as Director of Supply Chain for Doctor's Best Inc., where her accomplishments included developing and implementing a Skip Lot Testing program, improving customer service, developing better reporting systems, and taking an active role in the New Product Development Team. Prior to this, Katie was a Senior Buyer at Natural Alternatives International, where she excelled by reducing raw material lead time by 10%, reduced packaging component costs by 9% and also managed supplier performance. Additional highlights of Katie's career include procuring raw materials and handling a range of accounting tasks as Purchasing Agent/Junior Accountant at Life Solutions; and purchasing all cosmetic raw materials as Senior Buyer at BioNutritional Laboratories. Her experiences enrich Vit-Best's executive team. Katie Watts, Vice President Supply Chain Vit-Best Nutrition Inc. • Tustin, CA

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