Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. WNI -1.37% announced that it has appointed Jon Fieldman to the position of Senior Vice President—Operations, effective May 10, 2011. Schiff also announced the retirement of Thomas H. Elitharp, Executive Vice President—Operations and Support Services. Fieldman will assume Elitharp's primary responsibilities upon his retirement.
"We are extremely pleased to have Jon join our team as the next SVP—Operations," stated Tarang Amin, president and chief executive officer of Schiff Nutrition. "Jon is a proven leader who has driven growth and operational excellence at Fortune 500 consumer product companies, including Clorox and General Mills. His wide range of experience spans the global supply chain from procurement through fulfillment. Jon will be a key player as we execute on opportunities to grow the Schiff brand by expanding our channel, product and geographic presence. We also want to thank Tom for his significant contributions to the success of Schiff during his 13 years of service to the company, which included the expansion of our high quality, state of the art manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City."
"Schiff has strong brands and is well positioned to move to a new phase of growth," said Jon Fieldman. "I am delighted to join the company at this exciting time and look forward to leveraging my extensive consumer product experience to help Schiff continue to build a world-class nutritional supplements company."
Fieldman, 41, brings 20 years of consumer products operations experience to Schiff and has held positions in a range of operating companies from food to specialty consumer product businesses. Most recently he served as Vice President—Specialty Supply Chain for the Clorox Company. In this role, he was responsible for $2.5 billion of business and established a track record of achieving quality and innovation while driving low cost performance. He also served in senior roles in manufacturing and supply chain planning. Prior to joining Clorox, Fieldman worked for General Mills for eight years where he held a variety of plant manufacturing positions. Fieldman holds a bachelor's degree with honors in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University.
About Schiff Nutrition
Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and throughout the world. Schiff's portfolio of well-known brands includes Move Free(R), Schiff(R) Vitamins, MegaRed(R), Mega-D3(TM), Tiger's Milk(R) and Fi-Bar(R). To learn more about Schiff, please visit the web site www.schiffnutrition.com.