NOW Foods Hires New HR and Marketing Managers

Bloomingdale, IL (June 29, 2005) - - NOW Foods of Bloomingdale, IL today announced the addition of two new key managers: Jim Ritcheske is to head the marketing department and Carol Dunning the human resources department.

Jim Ritcheske joined the NOW Health Group team on June 15th as the company’s Marketing Manager, and will be responsible for all company marketing, advertising, and promotions. Jim will play a major role in NOW's new product development process. He has more than 15 years experience in the natural products industry with a primary focus on nutritional supplements and specialized foods. Jim developed broad product management and marketing experience in key positions with Nature's Sunshine, Eden Foods and Amway Corporation. Jim brings significant experience in new product development and will be a welcome addition to the NOW team.

Carol Dunning joined the NOW Health Group team on June 20th as Human Resources Manager. With over 24 years experience in all facets of human resources management, her skill set was developed through progressive positions with SIRVA Inc., Bowne Business Solutions, Kinsey & Kinsey Consulting, Advocate Health Care, and ServiceMaster Inc. Possessing the necessary experience, drive, and capability, Carol will work as a member of the Senior Management team to develop personnel acquisition, development and support plans that are directly linked to the company’s Strategic Plan.

“We are pleased to add two such experienced people to our management team,” said company president Al Powers. “Undoubtedly they will both make significant contributions to NOW Foods continued growth and success.”

NOW Foods ( is a family owned and operated natural products manufacturer/distributor with a 35-year legacy of providing high quality nutritional supplements at affordable prices. Their A-rated GMP certified facility boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. NOW maintains a Wet Lab and an Analytical Lab to assure ingredient identity and potency, as well as a Microbiological Lab to test for microbiological contaminants. NOW employs one of the finest teams of product quality experts in the supplements industry. They conduct specialized tests, analyses and inspections that allow the company to offer superior products that surpass every possible independent test. The Richard’s family pledge is "underlying NOW's commitment to quality is our commitment to you - to provide the best products available at a reasonable price and, thereby, play a meaningful role in the quality and extension of human life." For more information visit

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