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Alan Kligerman States Importance of Getting a Product To Market Even If It Isn't Perfect

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  • Date Added : 3/26/2007
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Alan Kligerman

  • Founder, AkPharma, Inc.
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1930 (Age: 91 years old)
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
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Biography

Alan Kligerman is the founder of AkPharma Inc. which makes and markets specialty products centered around food acid neutralization, including Prelief.

In 1974, Alan Kligerman started the business that was to become Lactaid Inc., now the world's leading company in the field of lactose-reduced milk and dairy products. He invented a calcium-fortified milk that is still the largest seller in the U.S. Lactaid Inc. was purchased by Johnson & Johnson in 1991. Mr. Kligerman then developed Beano®, an enzyme-based product for better digestion of numerous vegetables. This company is also the largest in its field and was sold to Block Drug Company in 1997.

Prior to founding Lactaid, Kligerman worked in the family business, Kligerman Dairies, both as a boy on the routes and later as an adult. The dairy was started in 1918 and operated until about 1964. He left the dairy in 1957 to start his own ice cream routes which evolved over some years into a specialty business, SugarLo Company, which made and sold dietary ice cream in most of the U.S. and Canada.

Alan Kligerman attended Cornell University.

If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing wrong. What does that mean? It means if you try to get it perfect the first time you may never ever get to market. The first tape recorders were wire recorders and they were the size of a room. The first anything was impractical. Do it, do it ... get t...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Academic and Early Professional Background
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 21 sec.
Video 2 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Failure and Importance of Listening To Your Customers
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 32 sec.
Video 3 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Creation of SugarLo Ice Cream Business
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 4 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Marketing and Growth of SugarLo Ice Cream Business
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 5 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Challenges of Dealing With Government Regualtions
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 6 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Decision To Focus on Lactose Intolerance
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 24 sec.
Video 7 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses FDA Approval Process and Bringing Lactaid To Market
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 37 sec.
Video 8 of 27 Alan Kligerman Shares Passion For Working With Enzymes and Belief That His Product Was The Best
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 58 sec.
Video 9 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Opposition From Dairy Industry
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 0 sec.
Video 10 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Evolution Of Lactaid Product
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 12 sec.
Video 11 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Using Enzyme In Milk Production Process
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 16 sec.
Video 12 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Expansion Into Pills And Use of 800 Line
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 45 sec.
Video 13 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses How He Handled Regulations Regarding Sale of Milk In New York City
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 0 min. 46 sec.
Video 14 of 27 Alan Kligerman Shares Personal Story From Sale of Lactaid To Johnson & Johnson
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 23 sec.
Video 15 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Intellectual Property Surrounding Beano
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 26 sec.
Video 16 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Discovery of Prelief, For Acid
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 6 sec.
Video 17 of 27 Alan Kligerman Discusses Challenges With Prelief
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 32 sec.
Video 18 of 27 Alan Kligerman States It Is History That Writes The Verdict On What You Do
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/07
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 0 min. 50 sec.
Video 19 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Importance of Enjoying the Journey Despite the Risks
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 20 of 27 Alan Kligerman States When You Are Ahead of the Curve, It Takes The Market A While to Catch Up
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 21 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Reality That People Will Fight a New Idea
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/07
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 9 sec.
Video 22 of 27 Alan Kligerman Shares Thoughts on What Makes Someone Entrepreneurial
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 23 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Importance of Knowing Yourself of What Type of Work Environment Suits You
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 24 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Importance of Getting a Product To Market Even If It Isn't Perfect
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 29 sec.
Video 25 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Best Ideas Happen When Your Mind Is Unstructured
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 26 of 27 Alan Kligerman States You Can Aim For The Top But It Is Critical To Enjoy The Journey
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
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  • 0 min. 37 sec.
Video 27 of 27 Alan Kligerman States Importance of Maintaining Your Integrity
  • Alan Kligerman - Lecture - Lactaid, Beano and AkPharma
  • 3/26/2007
  • Alan Kligerman
  • 1 min. 12 sec.

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