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NEC President and COO, Charlie Amidon, Retires

FORSYTH, Mo. — Charlie Amidon, President and COO, recently retired from National Enzyme Company (NEC) after seven years at the helm. With a stunning list of accomplishments to his credit, Charlie helped take NEC to an unimaginable level of success with his rare ability to see undiscovered potential, along with delivering results way ahead of the competition.
From humble beginnings, Charlie started out in pharmaceutical sales and distribution in New York. He was quickly identified as someone who could find unique solutions and opportunities, even in the most impossible situations—a rare gift. During his impressive 40-year career, prior to joining NEC, Charlie served as President of Fisher Scientific, North America and Executive Vice President of HVL, Inc.
Commended repeatedly from many industry levels and various organizations, Charlie leaves behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. “I’m blessed to have been allowed to take 40 years of accumulated wisdom, and invest in a company that embraced the philosophy of change. NEC was an amazing place to be a part of. Their continuing vision to empower health and vitality worldwide, became a true passion for me as I worked to make that a reality. And while there is no easy way to end a chapter, I have a wonderful sense of peace knowing that NEC will continue to blaze a trail in the wellness industry under the skilled leadership of my successor, Nick Bruns,” said Charlie.
Although Charlie is officially retired, he will remain on the NEC Board of Directors as a Strategic Advisor and will provide support for their IT infrastructure in a limited capacity.
NEC continues to be a pioneer in the digestive health industry, setting trends and standards for quality and innovation, offering comprehensive manufacturing services for enzyme, probiotic, vitamin, mineral and botanical supplements. Independently certified for cGMP compliance by NSF and TGA, NEC has the expertise to produce a broad range of dietary supplements with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.
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