New Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Global Innovation Center Opens
We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the new Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Global Innovation Center in Pleasanton, CA! The new Innovation Center opened April 20 with a special VIP-only ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Shaklee Chairman and CEO Roger Barnett, Chief Innovation Officer Emanuel Fakoukakis, and Nobel Prize Laureate and Shaklee Corporation Scientific Adviser Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn. Also in attendance were the Mayor of Pleasanton Jerry Thorne, Dr. Bruce Daggy, Dr. Jamie McManus and our amazing team of Shaklee scientists, along with special guests from the Shaklee Field and Home Office. The ceremony featured an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, and an opportunity to converse with the Shaklee leadership team and Dr. Blackburn.
Coinciding with the centennial of Dr. Shaklee’s invention of one of the first multivitamins, the Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Global Innovation Center will be a recognized source of technological advances in the field of nutritional science for years to come.
“Innovation and science are at the heart of everything we do at Shaklee. This Innovation Center is just another step of our continued investment in the future, with the ultimate goal to help people live longer, healthier lives. The commitment from all of us at Shaklee is that our work will fuel the prosperity of our independent Distributors, as well as the health of people whose lives they touch.” - Roger Barnett
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to share with everyone yet another reason to believe in and trust Shaklee products – our dedication to the Shaklee Difference. And the Innovation Center will be where the magic happens! This facility contains state-of-the-art scientific equipment ensuring Shaklee products meet and surpass the highest industry standards of product efficacy, purity and safety. All products within the Shaklee portfolio will be developed and tested in this facility by R&D functions, including nutritional research, ingredient development, product/process development, quality assurance, and quality control. Our impressive portfolio of groundbreaking products, such as Vivix®, MindWorks®, Vitalizer® and NutriFeron® have all been created and tested by our scientists, and we will continue to revolutionize the world of nutrition. It’s something we can all be very proud to be a part of.
“We are invested in discovering nutritional trends and technologies through what we call ‘open innovation,’ a unique strategy of Shaklee, where we partner with renowned PhD scientists and university programs to identify key trends and ingredients with long-lasting benefits.” - Emanuel Fakoukakis
We’re excited for the next 100 years of Shaklee innovation, as we continue to assess ways to provide innovative and scientifically-supported products to aid healthy aging and improve the quality of life.