OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Goldman Sachs is recognizing Thomas L. “Tom” Manuel, Co-Founder and CEO of NuTek Food Science, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Mr. Manuel as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Tom is a food and agricultural industry veteran with more than 45 years of management experience in the space, including over 26 years at ConAgra Foods. The mission of NuTek Food Science is to improve global health and wellness through healthier food ingredients. The company’s lead product is NuTek Salt, a disruptive innovation that takes a naturally-occurring mineral, potassium salt, and through a proprietary process, offers a healthier salt solution. It is a breakthrough in sodium reduction for the global food system to address the pervasive use of sodium salt in almost every manufactured food product across all food categories.
“I greatly appreciate this acknowledgement by Goldman Sachs, and I am excited to participate in the 2015 Builders + Innovators Summit,” said Tom Manuel. “NuTek Salt is addressing a serious global need to reduce sodium consumption as a macro-societal health imperative. We are proud of the momentum we have in improving the food system using our revolutionary technology.”
“We are honored to recognize Thomas L. Manuel as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2015,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is an exciting time for entrepreneurs. This is the fourth year that we’ve hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit and continue to be amazed by what happens when a diverse group of seasoned and emerging business leaders – the builders and innovators – come together to discuss how to drive innovation, create jobs, and build enduring organizations.”
For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About NuTek Food Science
The mission of NuTek Food Science is to help create great-tasting and affordable food that enhances global health and wellness. The company strives to grow its business by being great partners to the global food system, with innovative products for food manufacturers, food retailers, and restaurant chains. With two revolutionary new salt products, NuTek Salt and Salt for Life®, the company delivers improved nutrition through unprecedented levels of sodium reduction in food, replacing it with potassium, a necessary and widely underconsumed nutrient – all while maintaining great taste, affordability, and ease of use. The company’s salts are naturally sourced and through a proprietary process have achieved successful sodium reduction in the range of 30-50 percent, and oftentimes in excess of 50 percent in many foods (eighteen patents issued or pending). For consumer use in-home, NuTek Food Science offers Salt for Life® – Nature’s Alternative Salt, a packaged blend of potassium salt and sea salt for use in recipes and topical uses, that provides 75 percent less sodium than regular table salt with no compromise in taste.
NuTek Food Science, funded in part by an investment from Khosla Ventures, has offices in Omaha, NE; Minneapolis, MN; and Washington, DC. Fast Company highlighted the company as one of just a few companies that Bill Gates recognized as “Shaping the Future of Food.” You can find further information at www.nuteksalt.com or www.saltforlife.com.