NSI (Nutritional Specialities, Inc.), the parent company of the Professional Health Products® brand, was founded by Peter Nudi, Sr. in Pittsburgh in 1978, and continues to be family-owned and operated there to this day. Since it’s start, NSI has believed in partnering directly with doctors, pharmacists, and other licensed healthcare practitioners to deliver innovative nutrition, backed by science, to patients and clients.
Who We Are
Peter Nudi, Sr.
Founder, President, and CEO
Peter started his career with his own office supply and printing business in the early 1970s. He developed excellent relationships with his clients, including a doctor who persuaded him to leave his business for the relatively new world of vitamins and supplements. In 1974, he entered the industry as a regional sales representative for NutriDyn, nutrition-based supplements.
Peter and his wife Kathleen founded Nutritional Specialties, Inc in 1978 and quickly became the largest distributor for Seroyal Branads based in Concord CA., and Reckeweg Homeopathics of Germany. NSI left Seroyal Brands after it was sold to ICN Pharmaceuticals in 1990. That was when they created the Professional Health Products, PHP, brand.
Peter was motivated by the desire to formulate and produce high-quality supplements for the doctors and healthcare practitioners he had partnered with for the last 15 years. NSI has always been positioned for growth and innovation. That’s why NSI was one of the first companies to import and offer New Zealand glands and tissues. Peter guided the expansion of PHP from a handful of products sold in the United States, to nearly 400 with additional sales in Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Korea, and more.
In constant pursuit of wanting to help others, the MethylGenetic Nutrition® line of products was created, allowing genetics/epigenetics to play an important role in your patients precise nutritional needs. With more than 70 products, MethylGenetic Nutrition® is the most comprehensive line of genetic/epigenetic formulas on the market.
In 2018, Peter and Kathy purchased the manufacturer of their supplements, Randal Optimal Nutrients, Inc., With Peter’s guidance, NSI and RON will continue to grow and drive cutting-edge nutritional innovation that make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Vice President of Sales and Operations
A graduate of La Roche University, with a Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Animal Science and Psychology. Heather started her career at Nationwide Insurance where she inspected homes for insurability. From there she was recruited to Royal Canin Veterinary Diets, an M&M Mars Company. It was at Royal Canin where Heather’s career in the healthcare industry began. During her seven+ year tenure she rose to Sr. District Manager, providing the crucial link between veterinarians and superior nutrition for disease-state dogs and cats. From there, Heather entered the tech world at athenahealth, the largest third party biller in the Us, where she managed a sales team and more than 200 distribution partners across 13 states. Her team played a critical role in the field, introducing and selling cloud-based healthcare solutions to licensed health care practitioners.
She joined her family’s business in 2018 with nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience. She’s often found at conferences, trade shows, and seminars, acting as the face of Nutritional Specialties Inc./PHP®. She also is the acting VP of Operations for Randal Optimal Nutrients, Inc., the sister company of NSI. Her current priorities include; sales and sales management, website and software enhancements, product rebranding, formularies, marketing, and new product development.
DIRECTOR OF R & D
Jay earned his Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado. During college,
Jay developed an affinity for natural healthcare and following graduation he entered the field of homeopathy. He began his career as a quality control technician
for a leading homeopathic drug manufacturer and worked his way to the Quality Assurance Manager.
After spending several years as QA Manager, Jay moved to the production side of the business, taking the reins as President, responsible for all aspects of operations. Jay provided the
R&D for more than 500 different homeopathic product formulations, including the PHP® and MGN® homeopathic product lines.
In 2022 Jay joined NSI, as the Director of R&D, a natural transition from working with their products for the past 25 years. He has more than 33 years of experience in the homeopathic field. To remain current with the HPUS standards and practices, he attends seminars and training sessions to further his skills. Outside of work Jay enjoys sports, spending time outdoors and pursuing his passion for muscle cars.