Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Charles Chang, President and Founder of Vega—the leading plant-based, natural health and performance products company—has been awarded this year’s prestigious Rising Star and Innovation Award presented by The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA). The BCFPA strengthens BC’s food and natural health product processing industry by serving the needs of their members, building their competitive advantage and being their effective conduit to government. Winners were announced at a Gala Dinner hosted at the Grand Villa Hotel and Conference Center in Burnaby on June 5, 2012 as part of this year’s Food Pro West two-day trade show and conference.
Chang was honored with the Rising Star and Innovation Award for his exemplary leadership and contribution to the food processing industry and community. Despite being told that incorporating whole food ingredients into a commercial protein shake or meal replacement wouldn’t work due to limited shelf-life, low product demand, poor taste and texture, and too high a cost, Chang embraced the challenge and successfully launched Vega, formerly Sequel Naturals, in 2001, pioneering the plant-based, natural supplements category.
Vega has since emerged as a leader in the plant-based natural health and performance product industry, committed to continuous improvement and product innovation. In 2012, Vega was ranked in the top 25 of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Canada for the second year in a row. Vega has also made the PROFIT 200 list of Fastest Growing Companies in Canada four consecutive years.
“I am truly humbled by this recognition,” comments Chang. “I always say that rather than being a small fish in a big pond, we want to be the big fish in a small pond. And if the pond doesn’t exist, we’ll dig our own.”
Since 2001, Vega (formerly Sequel Naturals) has established itself as the leader in the plant-based natural health and performance products industry. Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman tri-athlete and best-selling author on plant-based nutrition, the Vega brand of nutritional products is internationally recognized. A sustainability-focused company, Vega provides purpose-driven products for people everywhere. Good for your body and the planet, Vega is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. For more information, please visit http://www.myvega.com, join Vega on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage and on Twitter @VegaTeam.
About BC Food Processors Association
The BC Food Processors Association strengthens BC’s food and natural health product processing industry by serving the needs of our members, building their competitive advantage, and being their effective conduit to government. Their purpose is to achieve economic prosperity and sustainable safe production in a balanced BC food and natural health product industry. For our members we provide support, training, fellowship and a strong voice. For the public we provide good food, innovative nutrition solutions, public policy advice, sustainable economic benefits for communities, and public education.