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People At NOW

Our People Make the Difference

Everyone at NOW has a mission - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. We, the employees of NOW, all take that statement seriously. We would like to introduce you to a few of the people that embody our mission and serve our customers through their dedicated work at NOW. 

Jim Emme

Jim Emme - CEO
About Jim

Jim has been a member of the NOW management team since early in 1995. His unique combination of a Food Science education combined with decades of experience in the design and management of food manufacturing and distribution operations are uncommon in our industry. He grew up on a farm in Indiana, and knows the importance of hard work and dedication to the strong values system that the NOW brand represents.

El Richard

El Richard - Founder & Board Member
About El

As Founder and former President of NOW Foods, El Richard grew the multi-million dollar family business. Elwood Richard is a physical chemist with a background in precision calorimetry, radiochemistry and free radicals.

Dan Richard

Dan Richard - General Sales Manager
About Dan

Practically born into the natural products industry, Dan Richard, son of founder Elwood Richard, has helped NOW grow from a small soy products manufacturer into one of the largest natural products manufacturers in the United States. Today Dan is still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of NOW Foods as the company's national sales manager.


NOW's Senior Management Team

  • Michelle Canada - Director of Human Resources 
  • Jim Emme - CEO
  • Andy Kotlarz - CFO
  • Dan Richard - General Sales Manager
  • Mike Richard - Supply Chain Director
  • Aaron Secrist - Director of Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Research & Development 
  • Rick Sharpee - Director of Science & Nutrition