The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has announced that Eamonn Regan is the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour.
The Award was made at the Natural & Organic Products Europe show on the 4 April.
The prestigious Award was made to Eamonn Regan in recognition of his “dedication and commitment to the industry, the impact that his commitment to consumer education has created, and the effect this has had on helping improve the public’s health and wellbeing”.
Eamonn Regan was involved in the launch of Quest Vitamins in 1983 and served the company with distinction for the next 20 years. During this time he played the lead role in introducing the first company; (hyphen) inspired training course in the industry – QPAA (Quest Product Advisor Award) that resulted in over 5000 candidates from health food retailers becoming qualified Quest product advisors.
Alongside his career at Quest, Regan held many professional posts including being a HFMA Council Member during the 1990s until 2003 where he in promoted the importance of dialogue between different sectors of the industry and was particularly involved with, and supportive of, those areas where HFMA worked directly with retailers and other groups to grow the industry.
Paying tribute, HFMA chairman Martin Last commented: “It was a great honour to present Eamonn with this award of honour that recognises such dedication and commitment to our industry. Those of us who have worked with, or know, Eamonn all appreciate his dedication to making the natural health industry a better place, for those who work in it and the consumers who benefit from it.”
Picture: Eamonn Regan (left) receives the Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour from HFMA chairman Martin Last