PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced the appointment of C. Gregory “Greg” Sowards as regional sales executive – West Coast as a part of the company’s natural products industry sales team. Mr. Sowards has been active in the natural products and pharmaceutical industries for over 30 years. In his new role, he will be responsible for solutions and business development with PLT’s supplement industry portfolio. Immediately prior to joining PLT, Mr. Sowards was vice president of business development at Chromadex, where he was responsible for global sales of laboratory analytical services and analytical reference standards and cGMP and food safety consulting. He was the 107th President of the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies (DCAT) industry group from 1997 to 1998.
According to Mark Stephens, vice president of sales at PLT Health Solutions, the appointment of Sowards is in line with the company’s drive toward enhancing the experience and talent of its personnel engaged in developing ingredient solutions for customers. “We work with some of the best companies in the world at developing consumer products and strong brands in the health and wellness market. At PLT, we want to build relationships with our customers where we understand the goals of their product development process and the meaning of the word ‘success’ for them. We also want to understand what our customers need from a strategic partner in every facet of that relationship,” he said. “Greg Sowards brings a depth and diversity of experience rarely seen in this industry to the PLT sales team – from his more than 30 years in the industry, and also from the leadership he has shown in industry organizations and the communities in which he has lived. We think our customers will find this experience invaluable as they seek to solve problems and create new ideas and brands for the consumer marketplace,” he said.
Prior to joining PLT, Mr. Sowards was an executive at the natural products company Chromadex, where he served as VP of business development and VP sales and marketing, standards and service. Before this, he served over a decade with Cognis Corporation (now BASF) as national key accounts manager and national sales manager. Earlier postings included sales and management positons at pharmaceutical fine chemicals companies.
Mr. Sowards graduated from the California State University in Fullerton, and is a member and past Chapter President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He has served the city of Placentia, CA as its Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Councilmember. In addition to being an FAA Licensed pilot, he has also served 25 years as board member and past four-term President of the Buena Park Boys & Girls Club, Past President of the Pacific Technology Exchange, and the 107th President of the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association (DCAT).