Summit Nutritionals International

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Summit Nutritionals International
Private
Industry Nutraceuticals
Predecessor Summit Sourcing, Inc.
Founded 2001
Headquarters International Headquarters
Lebanon, New Jersey
European Headquarters
Cascais, Portugal
Key people
Founder & CEO
Caesar DePaço
President
Deanna Padovani-DePaço
Products nutritional supplements
Website summitnutritionals.com

Summit Nutritionals International, Inc. is an American multinational manufacturer of raw materials for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food industries.

Company[edit]

Summit Nutritionals International, Inc.[1] was founded in 2001 by Dr. Caesar DePaço, a Portuguese businessman and diplomat currently serving as Honorary Consul of the Portuguese Republic to Florida, in Palm Coast,[2] as an expansion of Summit Sourcing, Inc., DePaço's first nutraceutical company.

The company notably produces chondroitin sulfate, a sulfated glycosaminoglycan used in dietary and nutritional supplements, under the trademarked brand Droi-Kon.[3] It also produces cartilage powders (bovine, poultry, and porcine).[4]

Summit Nutritionals International maintains a European office located in Cascais, Portugal, outside the capital of Lisbon.[5]

In 2015, Sioux Pharm, Inc. brought a case against Summit Nutritionals International, on the basis of allegations that the chondroitin sulfate it produced was not pure grade. However, in October 2015, Sioux withdrew all claims made against Summit Nutritionals International and the lawsuit was dropped.[6]

Philanthropy[edit]

Summit Nutritionals has notably maintained a philanthropic program in regard to its local community,[7] around its international headquarters in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and across the United States.

Notably, Summit Nutritionals supports police departments across the USA, through support in equipment, vehicles, and notably through K-9 programs for the training of police dogs and donating them to the police departments.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

The company's, and particularly CEO DePaço's support for police K-9 programs has led to the Morris County, New Jersey, K-9 facility being renamed as the Caesar DePaço, Ph.D. Sheriff’s K-9 Training Grounds[21]

As an act of solidarity to the French people, after the November 2015 Paris attacks, DePaço and Summit Nutritionals offered a canine unit to the French National Police.[22][23]

Summit Nutritionals International has also supported donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Somerset Hills Learning Institute, which supports children diagnosed with autism.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trademark Presented to Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  2. ^ "Portuguese honorary consulate coming to Palm Coast - Palm Coast - Palm Coast Observer". 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Droi-Kon ® Trademark Presented to Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  4. ^ "Summit Nutritionals International, Inc. - Biowebspin". 
  5. ^ "Manufacturer of Raw Chondroitin Sulfate, Hydrolyzed Collagen & Cartilage Powder - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  6. ^ "Sioux Pharm Inc. - Withdrawal of Claims and Retraction of Allegations". 10 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Our Lady of Fatima Church Thanks Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  8. ^ "Branchburg businessman throws Hillsborough police dog program a bone". 
  9. ^ "Borough of Riverdale Thanks Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  10. ^ "Morris County Sheriff's Office Thanks Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  11. ^ "Flagler County Sherrifs Office Thanks Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  12. ^ "Riverdale police get a gift of new police dog". 
  13. ^ "Palm Coast couple donates bomb-sniffing dog to Flagler Sheriff's Office". 
  14. ^ "Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff's Office Thanks Summit Nutritionals International ® - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  15. ^ "N.J. couple treks around U.S. donating K-9 dogs (PHOTOS)". 
  16. ^ "Duo's contributions to police work bark and bite (PHOTOS)". 
  17. ^ Pires, Luis (14 October 2015). "Dr. Caesar de Paço e esposa já ofereceram dezenas de unidades caninas às polícia americanas" [Dr. Caesar DePaço and wife have offered dozens of canine units to the American police]. Luso-Americano (in Portuguese). Newark, New Jersey. 
  18. ^ Deanna Padovani-DePaço;. "Supporting Law Enforcement Via K-9 Donations". K-9 Cop Magazine. Boaz, KY. 
  19. ^ Summit Nutritionals International - Point Pleasant Municipality Thanks Summit Nutritionals International
  20. ^ Summit Nutritionals International - Office of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor Thanks Summit Nutritionals International
  21. ^ "Edward V. Rochford Thanks Caesar DePaço, Ph.D. - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  22. ^ "Cônsul Honorário de Portugal em Palm Coast oferece cão pastor alemão ao governo francês". LusoAmericano (in Portuguese). Newark, New Jersey. 2 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "French National Police Accept Donation of Police K9 - Summit Nutritionals International ®". 
  24. ^ Summit Nutrionals International - Dr. Caesar DePaço: NJ Corporate Citizen of the Year Finalist

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