CHATSWORTH, Calif., Mar 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Natrol, Inc. (NTOL) , a premier manufacturer and distributor of nationally branded nutritional products, today announced the appointment of Eric P. Schick as Vice President of Marketing effective April 10th. He joins the executive management team led by President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne Bos. Mr. Schick will be responsible for growth of the Company's key brands, Natrol(R), Laci Le Beau(R) and Prolab(R), within health food, mass market retail and other channels that currently provide the Company with more than 54,000 "doors" or points of retail distribution.
Mr. Bos stated: "I am delighted to welcome Eric to our senior leadership team. He brings extensive industry experience, and a track record of business results. Eric will drive marketing for Natrol, which has been delivering quality products to consumers for more than 25 years. He will be instrumental in building brand presence in both existing and new markets."
Mr. Schick brings extensive executive-level sales and marketing experience in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements category of the health food industry gained during a distinguished 25-year career. Before joining Natrol, Mr. Schick served as EVP and Chief Sales Officer of IdeaSphere Inc., maker of Twinlab(R) vitamins and other nutritional supplements and teas. He also built distribution and marketed product lines domestically and internationally for industry leaders including Leiner Health Products (the largest manufacturer of private label vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements in the U.S.), and Anabolic Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Schick also served as President and CEO for Niche Products, Inc., a brokerage company offering private label over-the-counter vitamins, minerals and supplements to food, drug, mass market and club retailers.
Mr. Schick holds a B.S. degree in Business Marketing and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Founded in 1980, Natrol, Inc. (NTOL) is a diversified nutrition company that manufactures and markets premium-branded nutritional products, functional teas and sports fitness products under the Natrol(R), Laci Le Beau(R) Tea and Prolab(R) Sports Nutrition labels. Natrol markets more than 200 nutritional products designed to meet a wide range of consumer needs. The products are available at more than 54,000 food, drug, mass market and independent health food stores, catalogs and Internet sites, gyms and specialty stores nationally and in select foreign countries. For more information, visit www.natrol.com.
he statements made in this press release which are not historical facts including statements regarding expectations for future growth of revenue and profits and trends concerning net sales, are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As a result of a number of factors, the Company's actual results could differ materially from those set forth in the forward looking statements. Certain factors that might cause Natrol's actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward looking statements include adverse trends in the dietary supplements industry, intense competition, adverse effects of unfavorable publicity regarding particular products or the Company's industry generally, the Company's dependence on the introduction of successful new products, the Company's ability to gain market share and shelf space in each of its distribution channels, the Company experiencing high rates of product returns, and adverse government regulation, as well as those factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and in the Company's other filings with Securities and Exchange Commission.