IMAGINutrition, The Volkman Group Announce Strategic Alliance

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Thursday, March 6, 2003) – IMAGINutrition, Inc., Laguna Niguel, Calif., a nutrition technology think tank, and executive search firm The Volkman Group LLC, Centennial, Colo., recently formed a strategic alliance. The companies’ new affiliation was announced today at the Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural and organic products trade show in the country, held each year in Anaheim. The alliance enhances The Volkman Group’s executive search and selection services for healthy lifestyle and wellness companies seeking senior-level and midlevel executives by adding IMAGINutrition’s expertise and visibility in scientific, intellectual property and technical arenas.

According to the companies’ principals, the two firms bring together highly complementary industry-specific knowledge. And, the new alliance will provide their respective clients with unparalleled visibility to executives with research and development, analytical, intellectual property and clinical research expertise. IMAGINutrition has worked with major companies such as Lonza, The National Honey Board and Indena. The Volkman Group’s past clients in the natural products industry include Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Hershey Import Co. – a United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) subsidiary, Horizon Organic Dairy, Odwalla, Seventh Generation and White Wave.

“This alliance will benefit dietary supplement, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage, cosmeceutical and companion/equine pet health-product suppliers and manufacturers who apply sound scientific principles in the development, validation and marketing of their products,” explained Art Volkman, president of The Volkman Group. “As one of the premier nutritional technology and demand creation think tanks, IMAGINutrition will provide an invaluable perspective to the identification and screening of these highly-specialized professionals.”

Anthony L. Almada, B.Sc., M.Sc., president and chief scientific officer of IMAGINutrition, offered: “The quest for skilled and experienced technology and IP experts, the core of human capital for innovation-centric natural products industry corporations, demands a keen insight into both the position’s demands and the corporate objectives. We are pleased,” he continued, “to be aligned with an organization that shares our passion and commitment to the industry and look forward to assisting The Volkman Group in broadening its competitive advantage.”

About IMAGINutrition:

IMAGINutrition is a nutritional technology think tank, specializing in strategic clinical trials, scientific marketing, and intellectual property creation and transfer services for ingredient and finished product manufacturers. The firm’s mission is to help consumer product marketers fulfill the industry’s goal of providing consumers evidence-based confidence in their purchases. <>

About The Volkman Group LLC:

The Volkman Group LLC is a retained search firm with a national practice that provides senior-level and midlevel executive search services to the healthy lifestyle and wellness markets. The firm’s mission is to ensure the timely recruitment of high-impact leaders capable of rapidly contributing to the profitable growth of its clients. <> .


Anthony L. Almada
phone (949) 363-5858
email [email protected]

Art Volkman
phone (720) 493-5541
email [email protected]

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