Congratulations to Mike Uckele of Uckele Health and Nutrition, Inc. and Élan Sudberg of Alkemist Labs, both of whom were elected to the NASC Board of Directors during the 2019 NASC Annual Conference. This is Mike’s fourth consecutive board term and Élan’s first, and both will serve a three-year term.
Mike is a founding member of the NASC and was first elected to the board in 2010, then re-elected in 2013, 2016 and 2019. Mike is President, CEO and third-generation owner of Uckele Health and Nutrition, Inc. and a certified nutritionist who and has worked extensively in the area of nutrition for more than 25 years, researching and developing unique formulations that address basic and specific nutritional needs for animals and people, including customized protocols for hundreds of professional and Olympic athletes worldwide. He earned his diploma as a Certified Nutritionist from American Health Sciences University, and his bachelor’s in Business Administration from Michigan State University. Read Mike’s full bio.
Élan is CEO of Alkemist Labs, a contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification, and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical, and Cosmeceutical industries to meet their product safety, transportation, and quality guidelines. Élan was recognized earlier this month by the editors of NutraIngredients-USA as their 2019 NutraChampion for his work in the dietary supplements industry “to elevate the conversation around testing and product quality … and his selfless participation in numerous industry associations, committees and initiatives.” Élan holds a degree in chemistry from California State University Long Beach. Read Élan’s full bio.
Rotating off the board is Chuck Hayden of Trouw Nutrition USA, who served since 2016 and continually put his experience and wisdom to work in helping to guide the NASC into the future. We are deeply grateful to Chuck for his countless contributions and selfless dedication. Thank you, Chuck!
We also wish to thank each individual who stepped forward as a board nominee. Standing for consideration before your professional peers can be intimidating and we applaud your willingness to serve. The future of the NASC depends on strong leadership and we hope you will consider running again in a future election!