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Nutritional Outlook, December 2016

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■ NUTRITIONAL OUTLOOK 28 December 2016 People to Watch Directory Special Advertising Section John Altenberg joined the Vit-Best Nutrition management team as Vice President of Sales in October 2015. Prior to Vit-Best, John was with NBTY where he served as Vice President/General Manager of Contract Manufacturing. At NBTY, John successfully merged Leiner Contract Manufacturing into the NBTY portfolio. With complete profi t and loss management responsibility for the entire $100MM+ division, John was able to raise profi t margins with all major customers. From 1989 to 2008, John was with Leiner Health Products. As Vice President/General Manager of Contract Manufacturing, his efforts to grow the business within the pharmaceutical industry were so successful that Contract Manufacturing was noted as a "primary growth engine" in the company's 10-Q press releases. John's other accomplishments at Leiner include developing trade marketing programs for Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, starting the Category Management department to provide the data needed to develop opportunity gaps and merchandising recommendations for retailers, and developing an icon-based system to classify nutritional supplements according to their specifi c benefi t. John earned his B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and his MBA from Pepperdine University. John leads the Vit-Best sales operation, focusing on customer development and service. John Altenberg, Vice President, Sales Vit-Best Nutrition Inc. • Tustin, CA Cheryl A. Luther, DC, MS, CCSP, CCEP, CSCS, PES General Manager of Dietary Supplements and Beverage Quality Programs NSF Ann Arbor, MI Dr. Cheryl Luther, DC, has joined NSF as General Manager of NSF's global dietary supplements program. Her role will include leading NSF's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility registration program, NSF's dietary supplement and Certifi ed for Sport ® certifi cation programs, the NSF Beverage Quality program and the training courses associated with these programs. industry/dietary-supplements Brian Jordan, Certifi ed for Sport ¨ Technical Manager NSF International • Ann Arbor, MI Brian Jordan CSCS, RSCC*D is the Technical Manager for NSF International's Certifi ed for Sport ® program and a former MLB strength and conditioning coach. For nearly 20 years, Brian has been working with professional athletes and organizations in the fi eld of strength and conditioning. In his role at NSF International, he continues to work with professional and amateur sports leagues as an educator on dietary supplements and the NSF Certifi ed for Sport ® certifi cation program. Brian's diverse background in athletics, sports science and dietary supplements makes for a unique perspective that he conveys in his many speaking engagements. Tomo Kirimoto, General Manager/ VP of Operations and QA Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. • Los Angeles, CA Tomo Kirimoto was hired at Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. as assistant plant manager in 2001. Prior to joining Soft Gel, Tomo worked at its parent company, Japan-based Kenko Corporation. Tomo now serves as the General Manager and the Vice President of Operations and QA. He is responsible for quality control in the plant as well as overseeing engineering improvements of the factory and machinery. He is also in charge of all aspects of plant management, including overseeing the mechanical facilities and improving the effi ciency of the plant. Tomo graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and has a master's degree in Material Science. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Carol Cheow CEO Cactus Botanics Irvine, CA Carol Cheow, CEO of Cactus Botanics, is a Biochemistry expert with more than 15 years' experience in Phytochemistry. She has been concentrated on extraction from marine plants and developed ingredients such as Fucoidan and Fucoxanthin from Laminaria japonica/Fucus vesiculosus/ Undaria pinnatifi da, Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, Omega-3 from Schizochytrium sp, etc. In 2016, she invented a new branded ingredient: Fucosea TM , which is a glorious gift from sea.

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