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March 2015 Issue
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March 2, 2015
After nearly six years of service, Margaret Hamburg, MD, will step down from her role as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), effective at the end of March.   One of the longest serving FDA comm…  Read More »
National Enzyme Company Welcomes New President
February 25, 2015
National Enzyme Company, Forsyth, MO, has promoted Charlie Amidon to president of NEC. Mr. Amidon will continue to serve as chief operating officer in addition to his new role as president. "Charlie has proven time and time again that th…  Read More »
Algatech Appoints New CEO and Chief Scientist
February 24, 2015
Algatechnologies, (Algatech) Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, welcomed Ronnie Meninger as CEO for the company.  Mr. Hagai Stadler, of Grovepoint (Algatech's major shareholder) who served in the last two years as an interim CEO will become a director…  Read More »
Brookfield Appoints International Sales and Marketing Manager
February 24, 2015
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, MA, has hired Nilay Shah to the new position of international sales and marketing manager for laboratory products and services. Mr. Shah’s expanded responsibilities include sales for all territo…  Read More »
February 24, 2015
Michael Wagner has joined BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, CA, as a food science engineer. In this role, Dr. Wagner will assist in providing solutions for complex functional food formulation challenges faced by BI’s customer base and will help su…  Read More »
February 11, 2015
Alkemist Labs, Costa Mesa, CA, has welcomed two new additions to its staff. Industry veteran Paul Burns has joined the company as director of sales. With more than 10 years in technical-scientific laboratory service sales, Mr. Burns was most recen…  Read More »
February 5, 2015
Manufacturers of specialty omega-3 ingredients, Mount Bethel, PA-based Marine Ingredients, has hired nutrition industry veteran David M. Barnes PhD to fulfill the role of chief operating officer. “Dr. Barnes brings a range of skills…  Read More »
February 5, 2015
Dr. Tina Sampalis, the chief global strategic officer for Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. and Acasti Pharma Inc., Laval, Québec, Canada, will be transitioning immediately to a consulting role as medical science liaison for Neptun…  Read More »
February 5, 2015
Jim Hamilton has officially begun his tenure as Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc's president and CEO.  "Jim has a deep understanding of the nutraceutical space, strong industry connections and a proven track record for dr…  Read More »
February 3, 2015
BIO-CAT, Troy, VA, has hired Daniel Little as a new business analyst for the company. In this role, Mr. Little will help BIO-CAT evaluate business opportunities and conduct feasibility analysis for new projects. In addition, he will collaborate with…  Read More »
January 30, 2015
Susan T. Mayne has been named the director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Mayne is an internationally recognized public health leader and scientist, and is also known as an outstanding administrator and coalition builder. Wi…  Read More »
January 30, 2015
Thomas Newmark has been elected president of the American Botanical Council Board of Trustees, Austin, TX. He succeeds author, photographer, and botanist Steven Foster, who has served in the position since 2008. The decision was made at a meeting of…  Read More »
January 28, 2015
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), revealed that Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of NBTY, Inc., has been elected chair of the association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Kamil will hold the chairman post through 2016, succeeding John Blair, sen…  Read More »
PLT Appoints Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs
January 21, 2015
PLT Health Solutions, Inc., Morristown, NJ, has appointed Dr. Barbara A. Davis, PhD, RD to the position of vice president, Medical & Scientific affairs today. Dr. Davis brings more than 15 years of progressive consumer products company experience…  Read More »
AHPA Names Sheldon Baker VP Strategic Engagement
January 14, 2015
Supplement industry veteran and senior partner with Baker Dillon Group, Sheldon Baker, has joined the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, as vice president strategic engagement. Mr. Baker will be based in Clovis, CA. &nbs…  Read More »

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