NOW Health Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and natural personal care products, announces that effective January 1, 2012, Jim Emme, COO, will be promoted to President of NOW Foods.
Jim Emme joined NOW Foods in January 1995 as Plant Manager and was promoted to COO in December 2007. With 30 years experience in consumer packaged goods companies, Jim has managed global operations in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and quality assurance.
Al Powers will continue to serve as CEO of NOW Health Group, with all U.S. and Canada business units reporting to him.
“These changes provide a better organizational structure to support our continued rate of high growth and sustain our leadership position within the industry,” Al Powers said.
NOW Health Group operates manufacturing, and distribution facilities in both the U.S. and Canada that support its NOW Foods and Protocol for Life Balance (practitioner channel) brands. The company, founded in 1968 by industry pioneer Elwood Richard, has been NPA GMP certified since 2000 and serves the health food and practitioner segments of the natural channel. The Richard family has owned businesses in the health food industry for over 60 years, and NOW continues to be independent and family owned. The company has over 800 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. NOW is dedicated to its mission to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.