P.L. Thomas Welcomes Mr. Trent Armitstead to its Team

Morristown, NJ- February 16, 2010 - P. L. Thomas is very pleased to announce that Trent Armitstead has joined the company as Senior Account Manager focusing on dietary supplements in the Rocky Mountain Region, Texas, and several adjacent states.

Trent has been in the dietary supplement industry for nearly 20 years, with valuable experience and contributions at Alpine Health Industries, Sabinsa, Stauber Performance Ingredients, and, most recently, at A.M. Todd Botanical Therapies, where he was an account executive.

Trent earned a BS from Brigham Young University as well as certificates in statistical process controls from Utah Valley State College. In addition to his sales expertise, he has relevant dietary supplement experience in contract manufacturing, product formulation, and packaging.

Paul Flowerman, president of PLT, said: "We are truly delighted to welcome Trent to PLT. With his broad-based understanding of the supplements business, we know he will offer a unique value proposition to our customers -- from guidance in the proper selection of science-based ingredients to their use in a manufacturing environment."

About PL Thomas
PL Thomas, a New Jersey-based ingredient supplier and marketer, offers more than 50 years of innovation in sourcing and marketing natural, reliable, value-added raw materials for the dietary supplement, food/beverage and cosmeceuticals markets.

PLT specializes in clinically-supported nutraceuticals, fruit and botanical extracts, probiotics and fermentation products, natural colors and flavors, novel delivery systems, and hydrocolloids, with ingredients covering a wide range of application specific conditions.

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