Robert Orr, former CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada, and the late John Carlson, owner of Carlson Labs, received the GOED Achievement Award during the GOED EXCHANGE 2012 in Boston last week. The GOED Achievement Award recognizes contributions to the growth of the omega-3 industry and/or contributions in helping to increase the intakes of EPA and DHA around the world.
John Carlson’s daughters, Kirsten Carlson and Carilyn Anderson, accepted the award on his behalf. John Carlson was considered a pioneer that helped build the natural products industry. As a co-founder of Carlson Labs, he was integral in supplying high quality vitamins and minerals for more than 45 years.
Robert Orr’s career spans over 30 years in the nutritional ingredient, marine biotech and food retailing and advertising arena. Robert was responsible for the start-up, financing and growth of Ocean Nutrition. He guided Ocean Nutrition Canada. He guided Ocean Nutrition in establishing itself as the leading supplier of concentrated omega-3s and was integral in establishing quality standards for the industry now known as the GOED Voluntary Monograph.
Last week's GOED Exchange event hosted 225 attendees who heard the latest about the issues, trends, science and developments that impact the worldwide EPA and DHA omega-3 industry. “The awards presented during the GOED Exchange provide a platform to and recognize true pioneers in the industry” said Adam Ismail, executive director of GOED, “It honors their genius and dedication to a field that truly benefits humanity.”
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