Al Powers, president of NOW Foods, was awarded Nutrition Business Journal's (NBJ) 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual NBJ Summit in Dana Point, Calif. on July 21.
"Al is a major asset to our industry," says Tom Aarts, co-founder of NBJ Summit. "His inspirational leadership moves us all to perform at a higher level."
Powers was selected by NBJ's Editorial Advisory Board for his commitment to the improvement of the nutrition industry for the past 37 years and his contributions to the worldwide success of NOW Foods that elevated the brand to the No. 1 position in the natural products channel.
"I'm honored to be part of the team at NOW dedicated to our mission of providing value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. It's incredibly gratifying to be part of an industry that is changing lives every day," says Powers. "I encourage the next generation of industry leaders to dedicate their lives' work to empowering consumers around the world to live healthier lives, and to defend the natural products industry from unreasonable government intervention."
Ten organizations were also publically honored at the awards ceremony, receiving NBJ's 2010 Business Achievement Awards including: Aker BioMarine, Alacer, Atrium Innovations, Danisco, Ikhlas Khan (University of Mississippi), Martek Biosciences, NBTY, Nutra Bridge, Standard Process and Stratum Nutrition.
Nominations for the 2011 NBJ Business Achievement Awards will be accepted in October at: www.nutritionbusinessjournal.com. Past award categories have included: Growth in Large, Mid-Size and Small Companies; Wall Street Award for Stock Performance; Scientific Achievement; Investment in the Future; Personal Service; Deals of the Year; Environment and Sustainability; Management Achievement; Education; Philanthropy; Product Merit; Organic Excellence; and Efforts on Behalf of the Industry.
NBJ is the premier publication for the nutrition, natural, organic, dietary supplement and integrative medicine industries. The NBJ Awards give recognition to the industry's key leaders who have made significant strides and improvements in the fields of health, wellness and nutrition.
The 15th annual NBJ Summit will take place July 24-27, 2012, at the St. Regis Hotel Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. For more information about the NBJ Summit visit www.nbjsummit.com. To subscribe to NBJ visit: www.nutritionbusinessjournal.com.
The NBJ Summit
Limited to 300 select business leaders, The NBJ Summit is the premier leadership event for progressive nutrition industry CEOs, investors and thought leaders. For 14 years it has provided unparalleled education and a tremendous venue for thoughtful leaders to establish strategic relationships and grow the potential of their businesses.