Applied Nutriceuticals; Who we are, and what we're all about
- 01-31-2007, 11:38 AM
Applied Nutriceuticals; Who we are, and what we're all about
Hello Anabolic Minds!
Allow me to introduce my company and myself. Applied Nutriceuticals, Inc. is a new supplement company; I’m Don Orrell, its president. Although we’re new as an entity, we’re not new to the business. My partner, Dirk Tanis is our biochemistry expert; he holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition was the behind-the-scenes brains for USP Labs which helped create several years ago. Dirk and his partner Jacob Guissler amicably dissolved their business relationship last summer, at which point Dirk and I formed Applied Nutriceuticals. We spent the last 6 months building the new business with a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, new and improved product formulas, and a fresh, no-nonsense approach to marketing.
My background in the business comes from 16+ years of competitive bodybuilding, during which time I've personally used hundreds of products, and also sold them in a retail setting for several years. Over this time I became acquainted with many influential people in the NPC and IFBB. My professional experience is in sales and marketing for a fortune 100 manufacturing company, and have a BS in Economics and a MBA in Marketing. Basically, we’re a couple of reasonably well-educated meatheads who are passionate about our products, and we see a lot of opportunity in an industry with a few honorable manufacturers and a lot of questionable ones. Our focus is not on being the biggest, but being the best. We also know that quality means more than just making a good product; it means you deliver the things that our customers value: short lead times, high fill rates, competitive pricing, creative marketing and great customer service.
We currently offer 5 products: 2 fat burners (AM and PM), a creatine product, GH / Test boosting anabolic, and a cissus-based joint support formula. (I’ll save all the marketing hype for you to read on our web site, appnut.com. We also have several new products in development, slated for release throughout the coming year. All products in our offering are heavily inventoried and ready to ship.
Our packaging, labeling and product presentation has a professional, pharmaceutical look and feel. Since our conception, IFBB pro bodybuilder Johnny Stewart has taken quite an interest in our products and as a result is now our spokesperson. (You may recall Johnny took 2nd to Bob Chicherillo in this year’s IFBB Masters Pro World Championships). The products themselves are top-shelf; they have no fillers and contain only the highest-quality ingredients. It's a product you can feel confident in using - we guarantee it!
Our website contains detailed descriptions of our products, with condensed, technical, and FAQ writups for each. We continue to add value-added content on a daily basis, from dieting advice to customer training logs. We’re currently in the process of developing our first ad copy for magazine advertisements and are scheduled to be at many major NPC contests in 2007. Our initial response in the industry has been overwhelmingly positive because we deliver on committments and put the customer first.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to interacting with all of you here at Anabolic Minds.
- 01-31-2007, 11:45 AM
Excellent introduction and the site is very professional looking with well thoughtout navigation. I'll definately give your fat burners a try as I need to shed this mammoth fatty coating. Welcome and we hope you guys do well with your business.
- 01-31-2007, 11:48 AM
01-31-2007, 12:08 PM
01-31-2007, 12:39 PM
Yup, if it isn't one thing it's 10 that tried to knock you back down. As far as the site? That was one of the first things I noticed was how well it was done.
Here's to new beginnings!
01-31-2007, 12:43 PM
Welcome to the board and best of luck growing your company. In my opinion, you have an excellent approach to obtaining a loyal customer base.
01-31-2007, 02:17 PM
Don, your introduction to us along with product samples and product slicks was very professional. You guys are on the right track.
01-31-2007, 02:28 PM
01-31-2007, 02:40 PM
CDB, I think you have a valid point. It's actually one I brought up with AN. But, the products are good enough, I honestly think it'll be a minor bump in the road.
There are far worse names. Even some we all feel are cool, but would never sell on a large scale to the average person.
But I will say these guys want even the negative feedback, so it's appreciated. No censoring here, and no steering you into a different subject.
01-31-2007, 03:15 PM
01-31-2007, 04:47 PM
01-31-2007, 06:23 PM
01-31-2007, 06:29 PM
As for new products, we're working on several - all I'll say is as spring approaches and those who are getting ready to compete will want to get ahold of our next one.
BTW we always welcome constructive criticism - this is how we are challenged and learn. Thank you!
01-31-2007, 06:32 PM
01-31-2007, 07:23 PM
agree witht eh others' comments (website looks good!)
You'll have to get your products over at Nutraplanet so i can try some of them! <hint,hint>
01-31-2007, 09:06 PM
02-01-2007, 12:59 PM
Glad to see some interest!
You're looking very broad in that Avy, OLB. That's what I am working towards!
02-01-2007, 09:17 PM
02-01-2007, 09:52 PM
I saw the nutraplanet post regarding then carrying your brand, and the first thing that struck me was how similar your products seemed to those that were produced by USP labs. I now understand why there is such a similar methodology behind these products seeing as how Dirk was one of the minds behind those USP Labs products.
Anyhow, welcome to AM, I'll certainly be trying out your products in the future.
02-02-2007, 06:23 AM
02-02-2007, 09:07 AM
Welcome. The intro was very professional and a nice touch. Based on your and Dirks background I look forward to seeing your products and growth.
02-02-2007, 09:25 AM
Thank you very much for all the positive feedback- every person at Applied Nutriceuticals is honored to be a member of the AnabolicMinds.com community!!!!
Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
02-02-2007, 03:29 PM
02-02-2007, 03:48 PM
As stated by Donorrell, no back and forth will be allowed from here on out. Regardless of USP's intentions or motives, the science behind his argument simply did not exist, therefore the argument was basically a waste of forum space.
No ill will is harbored by AN towards USPLabs. Both companies can and will co-exist on this board.
Applied Nutriceuticals is a stand-up company, with products that work, and all the info to back up that fact. No petty argument or hard feelings from the past can change this simple piece of truth.
Taking the high road is the proper thing to do, and the path AN has chosen.
02-02-2007, 03:52 PM
02-02-2007, 10:48 PM
Ive communicated with Dirk via email over the last 3 days and Im looking forward to trying some of AN's products. The website looks great. The products look awesome and so far I have been blown away with the customer service I recieved. Im sure you guys are here to stay. Congrats on getting everything up and running.
02-03-2007, 01:46 PM
02-04-2007, 11:13 AM
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