Similasan USA

Similasan Corporation, USA

Similasaproducts are formulated using traditional guidelines and produced according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by Similasan AG. They are imported, distributed, and marketed by Similasan Corporation, our North American headquarters, located just south of Denver, Colorado.
Similasan Corporation was founded in 1987 with the introduction of Dry Eye Relief eye drops [hyperlinked to DER page] (formerly known as Eye Drops #1), which is hugely popular in Switzerland. Americans immediately realized the benefit of using a gentle, homeopathic eye drop and the Similasan Corporation story began.
Since then, Similasan products have found a place in the American family's medicine cabinet by offering safe and effective remedies to relieve ailments of the eyes, ears, nose, nerves, and chest.

Similasan homeopathic products are formulated using traditional guidelines and produced according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by Similasan AG. They are imported, distributed, and marketed by Similasan Corporation, our North American headquarters, located just south of Denver, Colorado.

Similasan Corporation was founded in 1987 with the introduction of Dry Eye Relief eye drops (formerly known as Eye Drops #1), which is hugely popular in Switzerland. Americans immediately realized the benefit of using a gentle, homeopathic eye drop and the Similasan Corporation story began.

Since then, Similasan products have found a place in the American family's medicine cabinet by offering gentle remedies that provide symptomatic relief from ailments of the eyes, ears, nose, nerves, cough & cold, and kids.

 

Where it all started

Similasan AG in Jonen, Switzerland was founded by Swiss druggist Armin Spaeni from a line of combination homeopathic remedies that he created for his retail store. After realizing the success that his remedies had in treating his patients’ ailments, Spaeni, along with two friends, founded Similasan AG in Jonen, Switzerland in 1980 to enable them to manufacture larger quantities of remedies for their rapidly growing customer base. Similasan quickly became one of the best selling brands in Swiss drugstores, where it remains as a top seller of over- the- counter remedies.

 

 

 



Chief Executive Officer Similasan Ltd.
Dr. Urs Lehmann

After finishing a successful career as a professional ski racer (World Champion in Downhill Racing at Morioka, JP, in 1993), Urs Lehmann studied for his degree in economic sciences at University of Zurich from 1997 to 1999, his Masters at University of St Gallen from 1999–2001 and his PhD in finance from University of Zurich from 2004 - 2009.

He started his current position as CEO of Similasan on 1 January 2009. Previously, he was a management consultant with Abegglen Management Partners (2002–2005), and from 2005-2008 CFO at VIA MAT Group. On 26 August 2006 he became member of board of directors of Swiss Ski Federation, whereof he was eventually elected President in 2008. In August 2008 he became president of the Laureus Foundation Switzerland.

 

 

 Urs Lehmann

Vice President, Similasan USA
Dan Quail

After earning his Bachelor's degree from The University of South Dakota, Dan Quail began his career in the Consumer Package Goods industry, over 30 years ago.  Dan has a great depth of sales and marketing experience, recently overseeing billion-dollar operations and managing national territories that included hundreds of retail sales representatives. Prior to his current role, Dan was Division President in the Colorado Market for Advantage Sales & Marketing, a major national food brokerage firm based in Southern California. Dan then joined Similasan Corporation in Spring of 2004. After instilling cohesive brand integration and taking on the day to day operations of the U.S. market, Dan was promoted to Vice President, and assumed responsibility for all of Similasan's North American business ventures in July of 2012.

Dan has served on many industry boards in his career, beginning with his involvement in both The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Arthritis Foundation, where he later went on to act as a Chairman and Board Member for both foundations. He was President of the Colorado Frozen Food Association for two years, and Vice President of The Denver Association of Manufacturing for four years. Most recently he served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Food Bank of the Rockies. Dan is currently a committee member of NACDS Outreach and Business Development (ORBD).

Dan is currently leading North American efforts to grow market share of Similasan's high-quality, all natural products within the U.S. and Canada markets, directing research and development of new product innovation. Dan's corporate mission is to strengthen industry relationships while educating consumers about the benefits of homeopathic medicines. Dan reports to Similasan AG CEO, Dr. Urs Lehmann in Jonen, Switzerland. Dan currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two children.

 

 

Dan Quail

Vice President of Finance & Operations, Similasan USA
Jure Batur

Jure Batur, Vice President of Finance & Operations, began his tenure with Similasan in 2009. He worked as a Controller at the Similasan headquarters in Switzerland before transferring to the USA office in 2011. Prior to Similasan Jure worked as Assistant CFO / Controller for Festo AG, a leading global supplier of pneumatic and electrical technology for factory and process automation. Jure has his degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance, Management, & Marketing from the St. Gallen & Zurich Management School. While pursuing his degree he worked as Deputy Head of Finance & Administration for Taconova Group AG, an international manufacturer of heating and cooling components and solutions in Switzerland. Outside of work Jure practices Karate, in which he owns his own teaching studio in Switzerland. He competed in the 1993 Karate World Championship where he placed 5th in the world. He then went on to place 3rd in full contact Karate at the 1999 European Karate Championship. Jure now resides with his wife and two children in Highlands Ranch, CO.

 

 

Jure Batur
Head of Research & Development and Training, Similasan CH
Carlo Odermatt

Carlo Odermatt is a renowned Swiss homeopath and chemist with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in classical homeopathy. After moving to Kriens, Switzerland, in 1983, Odermatt became co-owner of the Natur-Drogerie Späni, which later became a pilot drugstore for product development and trials for Similasan. Odermatt joined Similasan AG in Switzerland in 1987 as a shareholder and trainer. With Similasan, Odermatt is responsible for the formulation and development of new products, and he continues to apply his vast homeopathic knowledge within his own pharmacy.

Odermatt's career has spanned more than four decades and has led him to become a specialist in over-the-counter homeopathy and a sought-after lecturer. He previously was a faculty member/teacher at the Paramed Centre for Complementary Medicine in Baar, Switzerland, for 10 years and has co-authored two books on homeopathy.

 

 

Carlo Odermatt
Deputy Head of Research & Development, Medical Affairs and Training, Similasan CH
Carla Wullschleger

As a pharmacist who has been with Similisan in Jonen, Switzerland, since 2009, Carla Wullschleger routinely applies her practical experience in the use of homeopathic remedies to oversee clinical studies, develop customer training programs and manage new product development projects. Wullschleger acts also as an important liaison to key customer accounts and as a company representative within the complementary medicine community. In addition to remaining deeply involved with homeopathic research, Wullschleger continues to work as a pharmacist, overseeing six other professionals and providing patient counseling regarding homeopathic medicine.

During a 16-year career span, Wullschleger has gained experience in manufacturing of natural health ingredients and held a variety of relevant positions, including managing a retail pharmacy, selling pharmaceutical products and overseeing global marketing and sales for herbal extracts. Wullschleger is fluent in four languages and has earned an MBA in addition to her Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

 

 

Carla Wullschleger

Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Similasan USA
Kimberly Stark

Kimberly Stark is the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Similasan USA. Prior to joining Similasan USA, Kimberly had served as a Global Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for a medical device company. She managed the quality and regulatory departments for three full manufacturing sites located both inside and outside the United States. She has over 20 years in global quality and regulatory affairs specializing in pharmaceutical, IVDD, medical devices and biologics. During her 23-year career span, Kimberly has gained experience in global government interaction, global regulations and global product submissions. Kimberly Mills holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor’s of Science degree Criminology. 

 

 

 

Kimberly Mills

Director of Marketing, Similasan USA
Yann Pigeaire

Yann Pigeaire joined the Similasan USA team in March 2014. Prior to joining, he was a senior brand manager at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products in New Jersey. In his 14 year tenure with J&J, Yann has worked on such well-known brands as Aveeno®, Johnson’ Baby®, Reach®, or Stayfree®, growing brands in both line-marketing as well as innovation and global franchise roles. Yann also has field sales experience, calling on Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville for two years. Prior to joining J&J, he spent two years in west Africa in the shipping and logistics business.

Yann has a bachelor’s degree in management for the University of Paris IX as well as a masters in international commerce from the University of Paris II. Originally from Paris, he now lives in Denver with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

Yann Pigeaire
   
   

How our products work

Similasan products stimulate the body to heal itself by utilizing "microdilutions" of the 100% Natural Active Ingredients. This system of medicine is known as homeopathy.

In the production of Similasan homeopathic medicines, our 100% Natural Active Ingredients (originating from mineral, plants or animals) undergo a process of serial dilution. This complex terminology simply means that we create a very weak dilution, or a microdilution of the ingredient. Technically, a solution’s concentration is represented by an "X." For example, an ingredient diluted to the level of 6X contains 0.0000001% of the active ingredient. This homeopathic mode of action is similar in theory to a conventional allergy or flu shot, yet the 100% Natural Active Ingredients in homeopathic products are much more dilute, and are safe for all ages.

We’re often asked why some ingredients, such as apis (honey bee), belladonna and mercurius are used? After all, these substances can trigger significant reactions when used in strong concentrations. This is true. In homeopathy, however, the dosages are not concentrated enough to poison the body. The body’s immune system reacts to the ingredients by triggering the immune system to heal the underlying problem. For example, a microdilution of honey bee will trigger the body to fight symptoms such as burning, stinging and swelling, which are in many cases, the symptoms of allergy.

In summary, homeopathy is a completely unique way of treating ailments. Rather than imposing a chemical drug on the body with the hope of temporarily masking symptoms, homeopathic 100% Natural Active Ingredients attempt to stimulate a physiological reaction of the body's healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathy encourages the body to maintain proper health by imposing a gentle stimulus, and letting your system do the rest.

Homeopathic.org - National Center for Homeopathy. Learn more about homeopathy and find a homeopathic physician near you. 

HPUS.com - The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States. This is the convention responsible for the production and updating of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), which is the FDA's officially recognized compendium of homeopathic ingredients.

AAHP - The AAHP is an alliance of homeopathic product manufacturers, importers and exporters. All AAHP members manufacture and/or sell homeopathic drugs in the United States.

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