Noted industry quality and regulatory expert Aaron Secrist has joined NOW Foods as the company’s Quality & Regulatory Manager.
The most recent addition to NOW’s robust Quality Assurance team, Aaron has 20 years experience in the dietary supplements industry. For the past three years he has provided regulatory consulting services in the industry, including conducting GMP audits under the Natural Product Association’s GMP certification program. He has also been a speaker at many dietary supplement GMP education seminars under the auspices of the NPA, which he will continue to do in future. Prior to his consulting business, Aaron was Director of Quality and R&D for Nature’s Way.
“As NOW’s NPA GMP certification auditor, Aaron set a very high bar that encouraged us to constantly improve our processes,” said Michael Lelah, Ph.D., NOW’s Technical Director. “Aaron’s experience and extremely high standards will help us produce the very best quality products in the industry.”
“I saw the commitment of NOW’s quality team to being the best in the business as their GMP auditor for three years,” said Aaron. “I’ve seen the inside of a lot of manufacturing facilities, and very few companies demonstrate this level of commitment. I am very pleased to be part of this team.”
Aaron graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. He did graduate degree work in immunology.
About NOW Foods: Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 NOW has grown from a small, family operation, to a highly respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW manufactures and distributes over 1,500 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facility has been GMP certified since 2000, and its quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 400 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. Now in their 41st year of business, the company remains family owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.