ABOUT US

About Paragon Laboratories

In 1971, the Kaufman family launched a dream:

To be a leader in custom manufacturing of nutritional supplements — and Paragon Laboratories was born.

From that humble beginning, Paragon has grown to be a major success and managed proudly by brothers Jay and Richard Kaufman.
But there’s a big difference from those early days.
As science and technology have advanced, Paragon has not only kept up with them but has often been at the leading edge.

One proof of this:

Our state-of-the-art in-house analytical laboratory

This allows us to meet your strictest standards for dietary supplements…and your tightest timelines.

As our reputation has grown, so have we. We’ve recently expanded our facilities to meet the increased demand for the products we manufacture — the latest evidence of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the best service in the industry.

PARAGON LABORATORIES’
CORE VALUES

PRIZE-WINNING PRIDE IN WORK

Attention To Detail
Do The Best You Can Do, Always
Pursuit of Perfection
We Regularly Over Deliver
We Love It
It’s in Our DNA

ENTHUSIASTIC TEAMWORK

All for One. One for All.
We Never Say “It’s Not My Job”

DO THE RIGHT THING

Especially When No One is Watching
We Work As If The Customer Is In The Room With Us
Even If It Hurts

HUMILITY & HUNGER TO LEARN

Value Openness, Curiosity and Feedback
To Learn From Anyone. Anywhere
Hungry To Be Even Better Tomorrow

Proud member of the following trade associations

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PARAGON'S PROVEN PROCESS

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS FROM FORMULATION TO FINISHED PRODUCT

Leadership Team

Jay Kaufman
Jay Kaufman
President
Richard Kaufman
Richard Kaufman
Vice President
Matt Kaufman
Matt Kaufman
Business Development Manager
Daniel Witkowsky
Dan Witkowsky
Director of Sales
Elaine Suderno Wilson
Elaine Suderno-Wilson
Technical Director

LEADERS IN THE CONTRACT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Paragon is proud to be a member of the following trade organizations:

American Botanical Council

The American Botanical Council, also known as the Herbal Medicine Institute, are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. ABC is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

American Herbal Products Association

Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade.

AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

Council for Responsible Nutrition

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally.

CRN’s mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for our members to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements, functional food and their nutritional ingredients.

Nutrition Industry Association

In 1955 two nutrition industry pioneers realized that there was no professional association with member companies west of the Mississippi and even those in the East had only a handful of companies in their organization that had anything to do with nutrition. They proposed a meeting in Los Angeles to spur some interest in the West and gain a voice for the industry.
For more than 50 years the group put on timely, entertaining and significant programs each spring. Subjects ranged from global strategy to public relations to regulatory issues. Attendance soared to over 500. The annual Spring Forum was simply THE premiere networking event. It provided extraordinary value to manufacturers and suppliers alike.

Natural Products Association

Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 1,000 members accounting for more than 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution locations of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. NPA unites a diverse membership, from the smallest health food store to the largest dietary supplement manufacturer.