March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Hall of Legends induction ceremony recognized the class of 2013 at
Natural Products Expo West /
Engredea this month in
The Hall of Legends celebrates those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and evolution of the natural, organic and healthy living industry. Those receiving this award have shown unyielding entrepreneurial spirits, a passion to inherently define natural products, a sense of community and unwavering dedication to health. These individuals have made this industry viable for decades, and one that has bucked conventional economic lulls.
"We have the opportunity to work in such a wonderful, contributing industry, and we owe so much of who we are, to these legends," said
Len Monheit, executive director of Engredea. "To be able to recognize them in this way, to celebrate their passion and commitment — it's the tie between our industry legacy and how each and every one of us can craft the future. It's inspiring."
The 2013 Hall of Legends inductees, ranging from natural retail to research, science to supplements, personal care to packaged goods were:
- Patricia Bragg, Bragg Live Food Products
- John Christopher, Christopher Herbs & Nature's Way
- Randy Dennin, Capsugel, IADSA
- Doug Greene, Founder, New Hope Natural Media
- Senator Tom Harkin, DSHEA
- Hass Hassan, Alfalfa's, Greenmont, Madhava
- Michael McGuffin, AHPA
- George Siemon, CEO, Organic Valley
- Arran & Ratana Stephens, Founders, Nature's Path
The Hall of Legends exemplifies Penton's company-wide commitment to support and promote leadership and innovation in the industries it serves.
For video highlights and editorial coverage of the Hall of Legends visit:
Natural Products Expo West /
, remains the world's premier
natural, organic, functional ingredients and healthy living tradeshow
since its inception more than 31 years ago. The trade-only event was held
March 7 - 10, 2013
at the Anaheim Convention Center. For Industry news, trends, insights and show coverage visit
About Natural Products Expo
Natural Products Expo West is produced by New Hope Natural Media, the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in- person/event, and e-business products and services. New Hope Natural Media is a Penton business.
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and nutrition industry. Engredea provides customized integrated media solutions including trade shows, conferences,
magazine and digital news & analysis.
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