NLI Announces Key Personnel Additions

-Experienced additions to quality assurance, training, procurement and process improvement reinforce commitment to highest quality manufacturing-

Missoula, Montana - October 28, 2004 - Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc. (NLI), a leading formulator and manufacturer of nutritional supplements and provider of strategic product development services to its customers, has announced four new key additions to its staff to support the company's growth and to continue the focus on improvement and operational efficiency. The company, whose quality systems already exceed the anticipated requirements for supplement GMP's, is now finalizing its personnel to best support expanding customer requirements.

Joining the organization as a Technical Services Specialist in the Operations Department, Steve Kearl brings extensive tableting experience to NLI and will be responsible for pilot batch production runs and technical formulation development and support. In the nutraceutical industry since 1995, Mr. Kearl was previously Production Supervisor at Nellson Nutraceuticals, and Production Manager for Powder Processors, Tablet and Capsule Formulation with scale up responsibility at Nutraceutical Corp.

Joining NLI as Training Specialist in the QA Department, Sue Mirabito will be responsible for continued development and ongoing management of Quality Assurance training programs throughout all NLI operations. She brings 20 years of experience with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals as Site Environmental Leader, Technical Training Leader and Tablet/Capsule machine operator.

Joining NLI as Procurement Manager in the Materials Department, Greg Tomlinson will be responsible for coordination of materials procurement and purchasing. He brings his management experience in the chemical, wood products and heavy equipment sectors including such companies as Georgia Pacific, Willamette Industries, and Ross Corporation to NLI.

To augment the Quality Assurance Department, Andy Roche has joined the company as Process Improvement Specialist. His responsibilities include analysis of operational efficiencies and the research, development and implementation of process improvement programs.

"Together, these positions deepen our ability to support and serve our clients' manufacturing needs”, states Terry Benishek, NLI’s president. "These personnel additions enhance our strategic sourcing capabilities; allow us to leverage efficiencies and scales gained in manufacturing operations, and to fully manage the training requirements of the new supplement GMP's. Adding experienced personnel, where necessary, from outside the nutraceutical industry, means they not only contribute sooner, but they also bring us best practices from several sectors to use on behalf of our clients., "

About Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc. (NLI):
NLI, based in Missoula, Montana, is a full-service contract manufacturer of custom formulations for the Dietary Supplement industry and provides strategic product development and manufacturing services through a collaborative process with its clients. This interactive process facilitates product design and formulation, ingredient and specification determination, and anticipates and plans for engineering, labels, quality assurance - essentially a virtual manufacturing organization for clients approaching new or expanding markets and channels.

The company currently employs 175 skilled people in two state of the art, GMP compliant manufacturing facilities. The company’s core competencies include Encapsulation, Tableting, Tablet Coating, and bottle packaging/labeling in both full turnkey and/or toll processing options. The fully integrated operation offers a suite of value-added services including product development and formulation, extensive analytical and microbiology testing capabilities, quality control and assurance and strategic sourcing.

The company's vision:
NLI’s vision is to be the number one fully integrated client-driven manufacturing and laboratory services company in the Dietary Supplement Industry.

For more information about NLI, please see the website at .

Ned Becker, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc.
Phone: 406-273-5493
Fax: 406-273-5498
[email protected]

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