The Board of Directors of nSpired Natural Foods is pleased to announce that Gil Pritchard will assume the position of President and CEO of the company effective June 11, 2001. Mr. Pritchard is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has over twenty-five years experience in building brands and companies. For the past fifteen years he has been President and CEO of Barbara’s Bakery, a leading natural foods company.
Eric Zitelli, who founded the company in 1998 and served as the company’s President, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and assist the company in developing its long-term strategy and in identifying future acquisitions.
“Eric was responsible for taking nSpired Natural Foods from a concept to a profitable and rapidly growing company with products that are leaders in virtually every category in which the company competes. Through his hard work and leadership, nSpired Natural Foods successfully integrated seven acquisitions in less than two years,” said Larry Chamberlin, Chairman of the Board and Managing Member of Columbia Naples Capital. “We look forward to Eric’s continued association with nSpired Natural Foods and to pursuing the vision that he established for this company.”