Donald Goldberg, R.Ph.
Don received his pharmacy training on the east coast but moved to California right after graduation to accept a position as Director of Quality Control for Ingram Pharmaceutical Company. He received his Pharmacist license in California, but remained in the industrial setting, moving from Quality Control to manufacturing, product development and marketing with companies such as Boericke & Runyon, Shaklee and Vitamix, where he specialized in formulation and marketing of glandular supplements and dispersable powdered protein products.
He returned to the East coast, accepting the position of Vice President of Faraday Labs (Nutri-Dyn, Sivad). After several years, he joined Lewis-Gitomer Labs, where he was more directly involved with marketing directly to physicians. It was at this time that he published his first newsletter and began what has turned out to be a lasting relationship with Arnold Gitomer. Before rejoining Arnie at Willners, however, Don spent two years as Technical Director for Arkopharma, helping them introduce their line of French phytopharmaceutical products to the American market. He published a newsletter for physicians, called Phytofacts, and lectured on herbal medicine throughout the United States and Canada. After this, he started his own company, Nutriceutics, distributing professional nutritional, herbal and homeopathic products directly to health practitioners.
In addition to Phytofacts, Don also published the Nutriceutics News and was the contributing editor, nutrition, for The Chiropractic Journal. His articles have been published in several professional journals, and he was the assistant Sysop on Compuserve’s Natural Medicine Forum.
In September 1992, Don joined forces again with Arnie Gitomer, buying Willner Chemists.
Arnie and Don have changed Willner Chemists in many ways. The main store moved from 3rd and Lexington to 100 Park Ave. A second store was opened downtown, at 253 Broadway. A third store, a franchise, was opened in Atlanta, GA. Regular Product Reference Catalogs, and Sale Fliers have been published and mailed to a wide audience. A radio show, The Willner Window, was started and is now broadcast on WOR (710 AM) in New York, and WGKA (920 AM) in Atlanta, every Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm. Their book, The Best Supplements For Your Health, was published in 2002 to high praise and wide distribution. The Willner Chemists web site, www.willner.com is not only a source of extensive information and reference material, including mp3 recording of previous radio shows, excepts, reference articles, etc, but also an easy way to order products, check sale prices, and communicate with the Willner staff.
Don is married and the father of two sons, Joshua and Jordan. His primary hobby is motorcycling, and he loves to travel around the country on his BMW K1300GT. His wife, Helen, also works at Willner Chemists, maintaining the computer mail list database.