Meet the Team

Joe Ehrman, Co-founder, CEO

In late 2009 Joe Ehrman along with Sam Zeldes, saw an opportunity to acquire a small mom and pop vitamin manufacturer with 12 employees. Under Joe’s leadership the company has transformed into a highly efficient nationally recognized Nutraceutical manufacturing facility. Under Joe’s leadership, ANS now has over 125 proud employees. He takes great pride in every employee’s success at ANS.

Joe was also instrumental in ANS obtaining the NSF, cGMP and various Kosher certifications that make it one of the most reliable and trusted contract manufactures in the industry today.

Sam Zeldes, Co-founder, President

Sam, together with Joseph Ehrman, is one of the founders and Principals of ANS Nutrition and serves as President of ANS Nutrition. As president of ANS, Sam is responsible for the company’s strategy and corporate operations. His responsibilities include developing the company’s growth and productivity initiatives, forming new business and industrial partnerships, overseeing international affairs, enhancing ANS’s local presence and providing global functional support.

Prior to establishing ANS, Mr. Zeldes was a well-established independent real estate investor in the tri-state area. Mr. Zeldes has extensive management experience and is well-known in the business community for his ability to bring people together and forge professional relationships.

Dan Ellerth, Vice President of Sales

For over 21 years Dan has been working in the Natural Foods/Supplement industry. Dan has worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry including Nature’s Plus, Enzymatic Therapy, Nature’s Way, Renew Life and Sovereign Silver. Dan’s journey began as a regional sales rep for Nature’s Plus in 1996 and evolved over the years as he became a passionate industry leader. His most recent positions as National Director of Sales for Renew Life and National Sales Manager for Sovereign Silver have made him a perfect fit for his current role as Vice President of Sales for ANS Nutrition. Dan will be instrumental in helping to fuel the continued growth of our company.

David Murik, Senior Account Manager

David has been in sales/account management his entire working career. David takes great pride in his ability to develop a great understanding of each individual client’s particular needs. He uses that information to set things up in a way that allows for those needs to be met on a consistent and ongoing basis. David joined the ANS sales team in 2013 and continues to be an asset to all the accounts he handles. David also prides himself on the fact that his accounts have all experienced tremendous business growth since becoming involved with David and ANS. David’s Motto is “treat each account as if it were your own business”, that attitude, energy and responsibility reflects itself in all aspects of his business relationships.

Steve Schwartz, Senior Account Manager

Steve has been in the sales industry for most of his working career. With his decades of sales experience Steve decided to join the ANS sales team in 2013. Steve continues to provide top notch service to every account that he handles. He always places his clients first and foremost while providing a high level of service. He lives by one of his favorite quotes “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want” (Zig Zigler)

Fred Lopez, Senior Account Manager

Fred has been in business development since the early 90’s starting with Ricoh Corporation. Cultivating all types of companies from the small business to the fortune 500. His journey included very high-level recruitment in the healthcare industries with companies like Horizon Blue cross and Cigna. This combination of business and personnel grew into Nutraceutical’s where he has been with ANS for over 5 years. His knowledge in this field has serviced many and continues to do so.

Marcus Ganz, Senior Account Manager

Since coming on board in 2015 Marcus’s goal has been to establish new relationships helping our company grow to the next level. His friendly, outgoing and eager to learn personality, makes for an ideal partner to connect with in assisting with your projects. Marcus is there alongside you from the original quote request to the day your product ships and beyond, making sure all your requirements are fulfilled and surpassed. His commitment and attention to detail will be an asset in knowing you will get your product how you want it and when you want it.

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