Prepared Foods November 8, 2004 enewsletter

Ron Nolan, former national sales manager of Atkins Nutritionals, has been named CEO of HydroCharge, newly acquired subsidiary of Compound Natural Foods Inc. ( HydroCharge produces naturally formulated, lower-sugar, lower-carbohydrate and lower-calorie sports drinks (

Nolan had served as the national sales manager for Atkins Nutritionals since 1997. During his tenure with Atkins, Nolan played a role in the development of the company's full line of low-carbohydrate products, growing Atkins Nutritionals into a leading marketer of low-carbohydrate foods, snacks and one of the major firms in the nutrition marketplace.

"Ron Nolan brings us an unprecedented depth of knowledge, experience, contacts and accomplishments within all sectors of the nutrition marketplace," said Joey Canyon, HyrdroCharge's founder and chairman. "We are delighted that he has joined our company and are looking forward to all the many contributions he will make to our success."

Previously, Nolan was national sales manager for Laci Le Beau, the manufacturer and distributor of Super Dieter's Tea. He was also the president of National Health and Nutrition, owned by General Nutrition Inc. where he managed and operated a 110-store chain. Previously, he was the national sales manager for Health From The Sun, as well as president of Holistic Services Corporation, a 150 health food retail store chain located inside of Sears and Montgomery Wards.