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July/August 2014 Issue
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August 21, 2014
Nagase America has appointed Sharrann Simmons to the newly created position of senior business manager for the Life Sciences division. Her initial focus will be on Nagase’s growing specialty food ingredient portfolio, which is marketed to the f…  Read More »
August 20, 2014
Insurance brokerage Bolton & Company, Pasadena, CA, welcomes Greg Doherty, CPCU, ARM as executive vice president and managing director of the Dietary Supplement Practice Group.   “Greg is extremely well-known in the dietary supplement…  Read More »
Gaia Herbs Welcomes Lise Alschuler to Scientific Advisory Board
August 20, 2014
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, has joined Gaia Herbs’ Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Alschuler is board certified in naturopathic oncology and has been in practice since 1994. Earlier this month, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians…  Read More »
Mondelez International Appoints Chief Growth Officer
August 19, 2014
Mondelez International, Deerfield, IL, has named Mark Clouse as chief growth officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Clouse will be accountable for all of the key areas of the company's growth strategy, and will oversee the teams responsible…  Read More »
August 19, 2014
Prudencio “Tito” Sanchez has joined Chemi Nutra, Austin, TX, as sales manager. In this new position, Mr. Sanchez will be responsible for all sales duties for Chemi Nutra, in dietary supplements, sports nutrition, functional foods, and med…  Read More »
August 19, 2014
Gary M. Rodkin, chief executive officer for ConAgra Foods, Inc., Omaha, NE, has informed the ConAgra Foods Board of Directors of his intention to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015. The Board of Directors has established a…  Read More »
July 10, 2014
Frederick, MD-based National Seasoning Manufacturers Association (NSMA) has tapped Geraldina (Gerri) Cristantiello as its new executive director.   Ms. Cristantiello will be succeeding Dick Alsmeyer, who is retiring in February 2015. Mr. Alsmeye…  Read More »
July 8, 2014
Ron Pillsbury has joined NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL, as chief operating officer, overseeing operations at all company facilities. Additionally, Aaron Secrist has been promoted to director of quality assurance/quality control and R & D and Rick S…  Read More »
July 8, 2014
President of Bioenergy Life Science (BLS), Ham Lake, MN, Thomas VonderBrink has passed away after a lengthy illness. A trusted industry expert, Mr. VonderBrink joined BLS in January 2000, bringing vast experience in clinical nutrition, pharmaceutical…  Read More »
July 1, 2014
The Natural Products Association, Washington, D.C. has hired Corey Hilmas, MD, PhD, as senior vice president of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Hilmas, a medical doctor with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a doc…  Read More »
June 30, 2014
Israel-based LycoRed, part of Adama Group, has appointed Rony Patishi-Chillim as new CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2014. This announcement follows the decision of LycoRed’s current CEO, Morris Zelkha, to step down after more than 20 years as CEO. Mr.…  Read More »
June 27, 2014
Gaia Herbs, Brevard, NC, welcomed Todd King as the company’s new vice president of marketing. He assumes leadership of the marketing and educational development programs for the natural products legacy brand, and reports to Gaia’s vice pr…  Read More »
June 27, 2014
Janet Myers has joined Next Pharmaceuticals, Salinas, CA, as director of product innovation to find new, innovative raw ingredients to introduce to the market. Ms. Myers has over 15 years experience planning and developing ingredient and product-base…  Read More »
June 27, 2014
Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Northbrook, IL, has appointed Sherri vonHahmann as its East Coast sales executive. She brings vast experience from the food industry, including sales, R&D, quality and regulatory. Ms. vonHahmann previously worked at S…  Read More »
June 25, 2014
Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD, the director of Health and Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods in De Pere, WI, was named the Retail Dietitian of the Year by the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) at FMI Connect in Chicago. This award r…  Read More »

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