NPIcenter’s Len Monheit to Lead New Hope’s Global Supply Products Portfolio

New Hope Natural Media has announced the appointment of Len Monheit as Director of its Global Supply Products Portfolio, a client-focused, comprehensive suite of products including NPIcenter, Functional Ingredients magazine, SupplyExpo and Nutracon. This move marks a synergistic approach to maximizing editorial, print, online and in-person endeavors to build relationships and communities among companies developing functional foods and beverages, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and nutricosmetics.

In this newly created position, Monheit is responsible for overseeing the portfolio’s strategic direction, leading community development, identifying client and industry needs and building creative solutions.

“Operating as a portfolio enables us to better focus on our clients by delivering a series of strategic solutions,” said Monheit. “This will allow us to operate quicker, recognize needs and opportunities sooner, and to be in much better touch with our marketplace. It’s about focusing on ingredients and their applications - We’ll be using industry leading products, new technologies, and our unique portfolio perspective to lead the market.”

The new Supply Portfolio is comprised of products targeting companies around the world with interests in ingredient manufacturing, production and purchasing. Within the portfolio, for Functional Ingredients magazine, Mike Roberts will continue as publisher and New Hope is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kimberly Lord Stewart as Editorial Director.

Monheit is an acknowledged natural and nutritional products industry thought leader globally. His role combines a background in science and quality management systems with strengths as issue and trend identifier and communicator on evolving business processes and practices. Since 2001, Monheit has served as president and editor of NPIcenter, one of the most widely used on-line business resources covering natural and nutritional products. Prior to joining NPIcenter, Monheit was General Manager of Dalton Chemical Laboratories, a cGMP manufacturer and analytical facility specializing in pharmaceuticals, semi-synthetic natural compounds, natural products, vitamins and novel compounds.

Stewart is author of ‘Eating Between the Lines, the supermarket shopper’s guide to the truth behind food labels (St. Martin’s Press). Stewart is an Association of Food Journalist award winner for food news reporting as well as the former Director of Internet Content for and the former executive/managing editor of The Natural Foods Merchandiser.

New Hope Supply Portfolio:

Functional Ingredients magazine is the premier resource for the global health and nutrition industry, dedicated to building community and delivering compelling strategic, innovative and scientific information on functional ingredients.

NPIcenter is a primary source of information for news, issues and developments in the natural products industry. Its interactive environment features databases of companies, products and services as well as other tools for the functional foods/beverages, supplements and cosmeceuticals markets. NPIcenter publishes NPIWatch e-newsletter (weekly) and NPI Daily, a business e-newsletter for industry executives and managers.

The Nutracon Conference attracts the health and nutrition industry’s senior-level innovators, renowned experts and professionals to discuss science, technology and the latest market intelligence in their fields. Attendees sharpen their understanding of the impact of “next generation” ingredients, emerging markets and regulatory constraints.

SupplyExpo attracts high-level product development teams, thought-leaders, visionaries and marketers within the health and nutrition industry. The exhibition showcases new products, technologies, applications and services for healthy food and beverage, dietary supplement/bioactive and functional cosmetic markets. The free education program offers attendees the resources they need to stay on the cutting edge of the market with a focus on business issues, global commerce, regulatory updates and market data.

New Hope Natural Media (, a division of Penton Media, Inc., is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company’s market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its coinvestors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit


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