Michael Lelah, PhD,
technical director of NOW Foods (r.), accepts the 2011 AHPA Herbal Industry
Leader Award, which was presented to NOW Foods. Presenting the award is
Michael McGuffin, AHPA president.
NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, Illinois
The Herbal Industry Leader Award, which recognizes companies that set an example of outstanding business practices or organizations that work to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practices, is awarded to NOW Foods, based in Bloomingdale, Illinois. A family-owned company since its inception in 1968, NOW Foods enters its sixth decade of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products. The company has always placed high value on knowledge and learning within its organization as well as on environmental sustainability. Along with those qualities, NOW Foods is recognized for the honesty, integrity and respect not only for the advancement of good health but also for the relationships of trust and respect the firm has built with both vendors and employees.