October 29, 2010 — John Carlson, co-founder and president of Carlson Laboratories, has announced his plans to retire after 45 years of leading Carlson Laboratories and will now be acting as director emeritus for the company, serving in an advisory role.
For the past 45 years, John has been dedicated to the natural supplement industry, and has been an active member of many industry organizations, including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, National Nutritional Food Association, National Institute of Nutritional Education, Mid American Health Organization and a founding member of “Citizens for Health.”
The industry has recognized his service on many occasions; he was the recipient of the National Nutritional Food Association’s Crusader Award in 2001 and received the first Board of Directors Award in 1985 from the National Institute of Nutritional Education.
John Carlson states, “After 45 years of hard work, I’m looking forward to stepping back from the day to day operations of the company and allowing my children to lead it into the future. During this time, I’ll be assuming an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition for the company. Making this transition during our company’s 45th Anniversary year makes sense to us.”
Carilyn Carlson Anderson has been named president of Carlson Laboratories.
Source: Carlson Laboratories, www.carlsonlabs.com