Industry Leader Jim Roza Joins SourceOne Global Partners
Experience and focus on quality bolster management team
CHICAGO –Today Jesse R. Lopez, President and CEO of SourceOne Global Partners proudly announced the addition of James Roza to SourceOne’s management team as Vice President Business Development, Technology & Science. Jim will be responsible for identifying and evaluating new business opportunities and providing expertise on scientific, technical and global regulatory affairs.
Roza is a highly regarded industry leader in the dietary supplement and functional foods business. His outstanding contributions to the growth and visibility of one of America’s homegrown success stories – NOW Foods of Bloomingdale, IL – is surpassed only by his contributions to the industry overall.
“Attracting someone of Jim’s caliber is truly a coup for SourceOne,” Lopez says. “SourceOne’s core mission has been and will continue to be to provide superior quality and science-based products to the dietary supplement and functional food industry. Who better to lead us into the future than someone who has developed these processes and systems before? With almost 30 years as a nutritional supplement retailer, brand manufacturer and marketer, Jim understands the needs of our global partners, customers and ultimately, the health conscious consumer. The industry must move rapidly to adopt GMP standards and improve testing methods for validation of raw material quality, consistency, potency and safety standards, which is Jim’s forte.”
Roza’s unique industry perspective is formed by his earlier experience as a natural products retailer before joining NOW Foods as Director of Quality Assurance. He was a key executive with various management responsibilities over the years at NOW -- most recently, he was named Director of External Affairs in 2004. During his tenure with NOW Foods, Roza has held several key and prestigious leadership positions such as a board seat with the American Herbal Products Association since 2001, and a board seat for Citizens for Health since 1998. Roza is Chair of NNFA’s ComPli committee, which determines the association’s standards. He is also President of the Natural Products Foundation, a recently launched industry self-policing organization. Roza’s knowledge and experience in establishing industry-wide validated testing methods through AOAC has resulted in markedly increased visibility for the effort as well as an increase in the number of laboratories working diligently to develop methods being proposed for validation. He has also represented industry interests as a delegate to the CODEX commission and contributed to blocking anti-supplement efforts in that capacity.
“I was attracted to SourceOne because of the credibility that Jesse Lopez and his team have established in the industry. I was encouraged to see that they were taking the appropriate steps with science-based, proprietary and patented products necessary for success in the future, today. I fully believe that SourceOne is well positioned to deliver outstanding value to the market place – now and in the future,” Roza says.
“NOW Foods has been fortunate to have Jim’s involvement and leadership not only in research, development and manufacturing, but also in the marketing and promotion of its high-quality products,” Lopez states, Additionally, Jim’s industry stewardship to help form and implement GMPs and other regulatory issues has contributed significantly to moving the industry forward responsibly. I’m proud to have Jim on our team.”
About SourceOneÔ Global Partners
SourceOne, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, represents a new breed of ingredient supplier, partnering with brand manufacturers and marketers to introduce powerfully branded, science-driven products to market with a unique product positioning and compelling consumer presence. We have built a network of exclusive alliances with top nutritional ingredient research and development companies around the world. In addition, SourceOne provides sales and marketing services representing industry leading basic manufacturers of key premium ingredients. Together, we leverage this strategic network of global partners to provide our customers with science-backed, market-ready health solutions.
For further information on SourceOne™ Global Partners, visit www.source-1-global.com