Ingredient Supplier Confirms Management Changes
VANCOUVER, Wash. (July 16, 2007) — Bergstrom Nutrition, Inc., the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of MSM, a popular joint health ingredient, today confirmed changes in its management team. The moves are part of Bergstrom's recent restructuring plan to prepare the 19-year-old company for anticipated future expansion.
"Bergstrom Nutrition has been fortunate to experience continued growth due in large part to our early investments in our process and product research," said Roma Bergstrom, CEO. "After evaluating our sales and marketing functions, our board of directors decided to make some changes to ensure we can effectively serve customers' needs as we continue to expand."
Roma Bergstrom confirmed that David Lakey, who was serving as Bergstrom Nutrition's president, and Grant Bergstrom, the company's vice president of sales, are no longer with the company. Bergstrom Nutrition's strategic direction and ownership has not changed.
"Our search for a new company president is well underway," said Roma Bergstrom. "We look forward to making an announcement in the near future."
Additionally, the company will be replacing the vice president of sales title and evaluating the sales structure to meet specific goals for growth and diversification.
The company recently appointed Holly Harmon as trade marketing manager to accelerate the growth of Bergstrom's strategic customers' retail brands containing OptiMSM. Harmon had previously worked as a senior category analyst for Dannon Company and held a strategic position at Miller Brewing Company.
Bergstrom Nutrition's next trade show will be SupplySide West, to be held in November in Las Vegas. Bergstrom will be exhibiting at booth number 15045.
About Bergstrom Nutrition
Bergstrom Nutrition is a vertically integrated, family-owned nutrition ingredient company, based in Vancouver, Washington. Bergstrom Nutrition, formerly Cardinal Nutrition, operates the world's only facility solely dedicated to production of licensed MSM. OptiMSM exceeds industry standards for optimal purity and consistency, and is the only MSM backed by U.S. published clinical research. For information visit www.bergstromnutrition.com.
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