Speakers

  • Adi Menayang
  • Adi Menayang

  • Correspondent
  • NutraIngredients-USA & FoodNavigator-USA
  • LinkedIn Adi Menayang
  • Adi Menayang is a Chicago-based correspondent for NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA, covering trends, regulation, and innovation in the packaged food and supplements industry. He joined the editorial team in December 2015. He graduated Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Journalism.

  • NutraIngredients-USA & FoodNavigator-USA

  • Benjamin Koepsell
  • Benjamin Koepsell

  • Associate Marketing Manager
  • NSF Health Sciences
  • LinkedIn Benjamin Koepsell
  • Benjamin Koepsell works as Associate Marketing Manager for the NSF Health Sciences division based in Germany and handles the European market, especially NSF’s nutritional and dietary supplements programs.

  • NSF Health Sciences

  • Brad Evers
  • Brad Evers

  • Vice President of Sales
  • FutureCeuticals
  • LinkedIn Brad Evers
  • Brad joined the FutureCeuticals’ team in 2010. He works with the FutureCeuticals’ Sales Team to help bring value to our customers via supply chain management and custom solutions. He also assists with business and organizational planning as a member of executive leadership team. Brad has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy and English from Calvin College.

  • FutureCeuticals

  • David Sandler
  • David Sandler

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • ProSupps USA, LLC
  • LinkedIn David Sandler
  • Has been involved in the fitness, nutrition and sports supplements industries for more than 25 years. David Sandler is the Chief Operating Officer at ProSupps Holdings, and former Director of R&D for Metabolic Nutrition and iSatori and Chief Operating Officer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is the President and Owner of StrengthPro Inc. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and coaching videos. Sandler’s background also includes work as an Assistant Professor at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University for several years and was a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Miami and as a consultant working with some of the world’s best athletes.

    He has lectured Internationally, Nationally and Regionally at more than 400 venues. In addition, Sandler has published more than 20 scientific articles and abstracts and more than 500 articles in nutrition and supplementation, power, strength and fitness training for various magazines and literature. Additionally, Sandler continues to be a consultant and TV personality for National Geographic, Discovery, History, Fox Sports, Spike TV and other television groups.
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  • ProSupps USA, LLC

  • Hank Schultz
  • Hank Schultz

  • Senior Correspondent
  • NutraIngredients-USA
  • LinkedIn Hank Schultz
  • Hank Schultz is the Senior Correspondent for NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA. He has experience in the dietary supplements and food business and also in the daily newspaper industry, where he was an editor with the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado.

  • NutraIngredients-USA

  • Hartley Pond
  • Hartley Pond

  • Senior Vice President
  • FutureCeuticals
  • Hartley grew up in New England, and once out of college moved to the Rocky Mountains and began a decade of working in ski towns pursuing a life-long passion for biking and skiing. He settled in California and taught English at Mendocino College, and during the summers found himself working for the California Department of Agriculture. He did not know it at the time, but this began a career and a life in agriculture and nutrition. He has worked with VDF/FutureCeuticals for 18 years and describes it to friends and colleagues as “going to school every day,” as we constantly generate new science and products, and create exciting opportunities for our partners. He lives in Sebastopol, California with his wife, Anne, and daughters Katherine and Emma.

  • FutureCeuticals

  • John M. Hunter
  • John M. Hunter

  • Executive Vice President
  • FutureCeuticals
  • Since 2001, John Hunter has served as senior advisor/leader to the R&D, business development, legal affairs, strategic partnerships, sales and marketing efforts of FutureCeuticals. He currently leads the FC R&D program.

  • FutureCeuticals

  • John Travis
  • John Travis

  • Senior Research Scientist
  • NSF International
  • LinkedIn John Travis
  • John Travis has more than 20 years of experience as an analytical chemist. As Senior Research Scientist at NSF International, Travis analyzes hundreds of dietary supplement products each year for contaminants, emerging drugs and harmful compounds.

  • NSF International

  • Jose Antonio, PhD
  • Jose Antonio, PhD

  • CEO
  • The International Society of Sports Nutrition
  • LinkedIn Jose Antonio, PhD
  • Jose Antonio, PhD FISSN FNSCA CSCS is the CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
    He gives an occasional talk, writes a bit, and can read your mind (but only after consuming copious quantities of coffee).
    Dr. Antonio is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Nova Southeastern University in beautiful South Florida.
    When he’s not doing research, teaching or otherwise acting academic, you’ll find him at the beach paddling his merry way.

  • The International Society of Sports Nutrition

  • Marc Stover
  • Marc Stover

  • Vice President, Innovations and Marketing
  • Twinlab Consolidation Corporation
  • LinkedIn Marc Stover
  • Marc has worked at Twinlab/TCC for 15 years serving in a variety of roles including business development, marketing, advertising, project management, contract manufacturing, private label, and e-Commerce. Over the past eight years, he has focused his attention on Twinlab Sports Nutrition, leading the launch of our progressive and award-winning CleanSeries brand, directing the Fuel sports nutrition re-branding efforts, developing international business partners, and along the way developing and launching hundreds of new products.

    Prior to joining Twinlab, Marc spent ten years at Amway handling global product development and marketing for nutrition and skin care products and lead the Product Communications Department for Steelcase, a highly regarded Fortune 500 company.
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  • Twinlab Consolidation Corporation

  • Matthew Oster
  • Matthew Oster

  • Industry Manager, Consumer Health
  • Euromonitor International
  • LinkedIn Matthew Oster
  • As Consumer Health Industry Manager, Matt oversees the research and analysis of the industry and leads a team of experts in 80 markets worldwide. Prior to this role, Matt was the Head of Institutional Channels, where he analysed the changing global healthcare landscape and its effects on the B2B marketplace for goods and services.
    He has worked in market research since 2011, including within the Euromonitor Consumer Health system and holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

  • Euromonitor International

  • Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM
  • Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM

  • Director, IFNH Center for Health and Human Performance
  • Rutgers University
  • LinkedIn Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM
  • Dr. Shawn Arent is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health at Rutgers University. He is also the Director of the Rutgers Center for Health & Human Performance and Director of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Applied Physiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as well as the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

    He currently the vice president of the ISSN. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the implications for health and performance, with an emphasis on underlying biological and behavioral mechanisms. His recent work has focused on physiological responses to training-related stressors and their contribution to optimal performance and recovery. He is a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and the Translational Journal of ACSM. Dr. Arent also provides performance enhancement advice for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a number of sports, including soccer, hockey, football, wrestling, baseball, softball, gymnastics, rowing, and cycling. He is currently the sport science coordinator for the Texas Rangers (MLB), is on the national staff for the US Soccer Federation, has been the head exercise physiologist for the NJ Devils (NHL), and works closely with a number of teams at Rutgers University.

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  • Rutgers University

  • Stephen Daniells
  • Stephen Daniells

  • Senior Editor
  • NutraIngredients-USA
  • LinkedIn Stephen Daniells
  • Stephen Daniells is the senior editor of William Reed’s flagship North American publications, NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA. He has a PhD in chemistry from the Queen’s University of Belfast and held post-doctoral research positions at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) and the University of Montpellier (France).

    He has been writing about nutrition science and food science for over 10 years. After seven years in WR’s French offices, Stephen spent one year in WR’s New York office before moving to Chicago in 2013.

  • NutraIngredients-USA

  • Susan J. Hewlings PhD RD
  • Susan J. Hewlings PhD RD

  • Co-Founder Science Director
  • Substantiation Sciences
  • LinkedIn Susan J. Hewlings PhD RD
  • Dr. Susan Hewlings is co-founder of Substantiation Sciences, professor at Central Michigan University and Chief Science Director for IgY Nutrition. She specializes in substantiation from study design to publication. She has over 15 years experience in the industry and has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, text books and trade publications. She received her PhD in nutrition, her BS in nutrition and her MS in exercise physiology, from Florida State University. She is a Registered Dietitian, medical writer and a nutrition consultant. She was formerly an assistant professor at The University of Central Florida College of Medicine and an assistant professor Tenured at Stetson University. Susan completed a fellowship studying protein and fat metabolism at The University of Texas Medical Branch.

  • Substantiation Sciences

  • Zbigniew Pietrzkowski
  • Zbigniew Pietrzkowski

  • Senior Vice President of R&D
  • FutureCeuticals
  • Since 2002, Dr. Pietrzkowski’s vision and experience has made it possible for FutureCeuticals to become a unique and creative voice in the dietary supplement industry. With 11 years of academic research, 8 years of research in the pharmaceutical industry and 15 years of nutraceutical scientific investigation, ZB’s efforts keep FutureCeuticals at the forefront of human nutrition.

  • FutureCeuticals