Cardinal Nutrition Hires Tim Gardner as Vice President of Operations

VANCOUVER, Wash., USA August 16, 2006—Cardinal Nutrition Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a top-selling joint health supplement ingredient, announced that it has hired Tim Gardner as its new vice president of operations.

Gardner will be responsible for all plant operations including manufacturing and distribution of products, facilities safety and regulatory compliance. He will also facilitate product development and work to streamline processes and build total system value for Cardinal customers.

Gardner joined the firm with more than 20 years of experience in facilities management, engineering, direct manufacturing and the development and delivery of high value products for commercial, consumer and government customers. In addition, he brings expertise in ‘lean manufacturing’ techniques and the ability to create focused teams that achieve organizational goals time and time again. In his previous position as vice president of manufacturing at Silver Eagle Manufacturing, Gardner specialized in increasing customer value and contributing to the overall financial growth of the company.
“We’re proud to have a leader on board of this caliber,” said David Lakey, president. “Cardinal Nutrition competes globally and is in a period of rapid expansion and diversification. Tim will ensure that our products and services excel on all levels for our customers.”

Cardinal Nutrition operates the world’s only facility solely dedicated to production of licensed MSM and exceeds industry standards for optimal purity and consistency. The Vancouver, Washington-based company pioneered the use of MSM for human consumption in 1989. Their proprietary MSM, sold under the trademark OptiMSM®, is the only MSM backed by U.S. published clinical research and can be found in leading joint health products in all major channels including direct, retail, catalog and international including Vitamin Shoppe, Move Free, OsteoBiFlex and Natural Factors. For information on Cardinal Nutrition or OptiMSM, call 1.888.733.5676 or visit

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