Thad Simons, President and CEO of Stratum Nutrition’s parent company Novus International was on hand at the 14th Annual NBJ Summit held July 19 - 22 in Dana Point, Calif., to receive the "Investment in the Future" Business Achievement Award on behalf of Stratum.
The award recognizes Stratum Nutrition, as a Novus International, Inc. business, for its investments critical to successful market expansion including: the Novus acquisition of IQF Group, a Spanish producer of natural carotenoid pigments which expands Stratum's European market presence; an equity investment in ESM Technologies, makers of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) and Eggshell Calcium (ESC®), to form a joint venture; a technology partnership with KitoZyme of Belgium to advance the science, global sales and marketing of ARTINIA™, a fiber-based ingredient that supports healthy arteries and overall cardiovascular health; and the company's expanding R&D efforts.
The company was also recognized for its partnership with Vitamin Angels on a new humanitarian program "Thrive to Five" that supplies children with zinc in order to relieve severe diarrhea, as well as the expanding Novus Scholar Programs, which award scholarships to support the research and work of students and professors who are and will be industry leaders in related industries.
About Stratum Nutrition
Stratum Nutrition is improving the quality of life through food and supplement innovation. Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International Business, focuses on human nutrition through functional and specialty ingredients for manufacturers and marketers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. Stratum leverages the Novus core competencies in nutritional research and innovation as well as the corporate commitment to protecting the environment by considering economic, environmental and social factors to ensure that its ingredients offer safe, efficient and sustainable health solutions. Stratum offers a portfolio of branded, value-added ingredients that are progressive, safe and reliable. These ingredients are based on consumer need, supported by science and the backing of a trusted multinational company. To learn more about Stratum Nutrition, please visit www.StratumNutrition.com.