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Award Honorees

Mark Retzloff, Horizon Organic Dairy

2002 : Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

Mark Retzloff was honored for his leadership in the industry, including serving key roles in the Organic Trade Association, and founding and leading Horizon Organic Dairy until his retirement from the company.

Mark had the vision to be an early believer in the need for national organic standards. He was the catalyst that brought together the representatives of the leading companies in organic retailing, manufacturing, distribution, and certification to debate the necessity and content of organic standards. Retzloff also helped to organize an industry alliance first to promote the establishment of national standards and later to represent the industry in a united organization, the Organic Trade Association.