PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - Michael Schaeffer, former CEO and President of Pacific Nutritional (PacNut), has joined Kirkman Group, Inc. (Kirkman Group), to head Kirkman's newly formed Purity Nutraceuticals division. At the Kirkman Group, his title is Vice President, Sales.

"Schaeffer's nutritional supplement manufacturing expertise will help Kirkman® broaden our services to include contract manufacturing and private label packaging," David Humphrey, president of Kirkman® said. "We are very fortunate to have someone with Michael's deep experience in the nutraceutical industry," he added.

Schaeffer has spent more than 27 years as a nutritional supplement company executive in the Pacific Northwest. He worked at PacNut from 2001-2016. Before that he was Vice President of Operations for NF Formulas in Wilsonville, OR.

Schaeffer's professional memberships include the National Affiliate -- American Chemical Society, the Association of Analytical Communities International and the American Herbal Products Association Board of Trustees.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information:

Kulani Mahikoa
V.P. Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600