VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. reported that Hartley Pond, senior vice president, has retired from the company. Pond joined FutureCeuticals in 1999 as one of FutureCeuticals' first employees and its very first salesperson. 

Since then and for the past 22 years, Pond has been an integral part of the FutureCeuticals team as the company grew and developed. He has been a champion for the innovation that is baked into FutureCeuticals' DNA. He traveled the country (and the world) to initiate and establish many of our key business partnerships in the industry.  

Upon his retirement from FutureCeuticals, Pond reported that he will be launching his own consumer-facing company soon, called DailyColors Health Inc.   

FutureCeuticals is an industry leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of specialty ingredients that are fruit, vegetable, and grain-based and deliver evidence-based claims to the dietary supplement and functional food industry. 

Together with Van Drunen Farms, the Van Drunen Family of cmpanies serves customers across the full spectrum of the food chain, with over 160 years of agricultural experience, decades of food manufacturing experience, and more than 20 years of food science credibility and research. The company's long, family-owned heritage, rooted in hard work and integrity, empowers and inspires FutureCeuticals to cultivate nature and apply scientific rigor to develop high quality, innovative plant-based solutions.