(March 23, 2005, Silver Spring, MD) — The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) announces the results of its 2005 Board of Trustees election. The Association's elections were held on March 17 at the annual meeting of the AHPA membership in Anaheim, California.
“AHPA’s members are truly remarkable companies, and I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with this group of extremely gifted individuals,” said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. “They strike an excellent balance between large and small botanical manufactures and suppliers, and each should be recognized for actively serving the interests the herbal products industry.”
Beth Lambert will continue to serve as the Board Chairman. The other officers of AHPA’s Board are: James Fischer, Board Vice-Chair; Susan Trimbo, Board Treasurer; Gordon Walker, Board Secretary. Members of the executive committee are the officers and Mitchell Coven, Edward Fletcher, and Stefan Wypyszyk. Their company affiliations are noted below.
“It is an honor to serve as the Board Chair for the industry organization that most actively advances the responsible manufacture and sale of botanicals,” said Lambert. “AHPA is working on many critical activities including government relations, legislative activism, crisis management, consumer education, and more,” she added.
The following, which is also posted on the AHPA website at http://www.ahpa.org/trustees.htm, is the new AHPA Board of Trustees:
David Bunting, Herb Pharm
Lee Carroll, Standard Process/MediHerb
Mitchell Coven, Vitality Works
Ed Croom, PhD, Indena USA
Kathleen Dunn, Natrol
Staci Eisner, Botanica Bioscience
Staci Eisner, PlusPharma, Inc.
James Fischer, TRIMSPA
Edward Fletcher, Strategic Sourcing
Bob Green, Novel Ingredient Services
Byron Johnson, Access Business Group
William Keller, PhD, Nature’s Sunshine Products
Robert King, A.M. Todd Company
James Kinsinger, Hain/Celestial Group
Beth Lambert, Herbalist & Alchemist
David Litell, The Chemins Company
James Roza, NOW Foods
Susan Trimbo, General Nutrition Centers
Gordon Walker, Nature’s Way Products
Mary Beth Watkins, Botanical Laboratories
Stefan Wypyszyk, MB North America
(vacant), Draco Natural Products
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal supplement industry, the only trade association devoted solely to herbal issues. AHPA is the recognized leader in representing the responsible center of the botanical trade, and is comprised of the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products. AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA committees generate self-regulations to ensure the highest level of responsibility with respect to the way herbs are manufactured, labeled and sold. Website: www.ahpa.org