SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Partners, Inc., a trusted resource for integrative healthcare practitioners for more than 21 years, announced today the planned transition of current President, Fran Towey, to CEO. Current CEO, Tye Smith, will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board and Founder.
Mr. Smith established Natural Partners in 1995 as a resource for practitioners to order professional-grade nutritional supplements easily and efficiently. Natural Partners has grown significantly and is now a national leader in serving integrative healthcare practitioners and their patients. Natural Partners employs almost 100 people and supplies over 14,000 wellness products.
"It's been a privilege and the greatest learning experience of my life to be the CEO of Natural Partners for the last 21 years," said Mr. Smith. "I transfer the CEO position to my friend and industry brother, Fran Towey, with every confidence that he will advance Natural Partners far beyond what we currently have achieved and will experience his own version of the love, passion and learning that is native to being a great Natty P."
"What continues to set us apart is our people and their passionate commitment to the wellness community," said Mr. Towey. "I'm grateful to Tye for giving me the opportunity to serve alongside him and our dedicated team to build upon the great foundation he put in place."
Under Mr. Towey's leadership, Natural Partners launched NP Script™, an online patient dispensary and e-scripting tool to help improve patient compliance; opened a new distribution center in Pennsylvania; established an Advisory Board of industry experts; and expanded the Scottsdale, Arizona campus to accommodate a new education and training center.
Mr. Towey joined Natural Partners as President in September 2014. Prior to Natural Partners he was the President of Allergy Research Group and the President and CEO of Emerson Ecologics. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the PKD Foundation, committed to discovering treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. Mr. Towey holds a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA. He is passionate about the health, wellness and natural products industry, with an intense market and customer focus.
ABOUT NATURAL PARTNERS
Natural Partners, Inc. is a resource for practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education and professional-grade products to healthcare practitioners and their patients. Since 1995, Natural Partners has researched trusted brands and welcomed them into their portfolio, currently offering over 14,000 premium products from hundreds of high-quality manufacturers. Natural Partners is comprised of passionate and committed people who work with thousands of healthcare practitioners every week to help them maintain an efficient, seamless ordering system that ensures their patients get the supplements they need, when they need them, in a way that they love. For more information, visit naturalpartners.com.
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