People News April 2021

PLT Health Solutions has named Stephen Cook Director of Supply Chain Operations. Cook will focus on enhancing processes, streamlining operations, managing growth and
increasing productivity.

Kill Cliff has promoted John Timar to CEO. Timar will lead the team to maximize the brand’s momentum, accelerate ecommerce sales and retail distribution, and increase Kill Cliff’s digital footprint. He joined the company as Chief Sales Officer in January 2018, and was named President within a few months.

With its establishment of TopGum Inc., a NJ-based subsidiary, TopGum Industries has recruited two dietary supplement industry leaders to head business development in the U.S. market. Christopher Lamb has joined the subsidiary as VP of Sales. Jennifer Toomey has joined as the Director of New Product Development.

Living Greens Farm (LGF) has announced Joe Donnelly, former Congressman anSenator from Indiana, as Advisory Board member. He will be providing LGF with leadership insights related to its planned national rollout.

Rowdy Mermaid has welcomed Sheila Rosen as Director of Marketing. Rosen assumes responsibility for brand strategy, consumer engagement, and commercialization of new product innovation.

ChickP Protein has appointed Itay Dana as VP of Sales and Business Development.

Brian Zielinski will be Quality and Regulatory Manager at Chemi Nutra. Zielinski will be responsible for managing all aspects of quality, regulatory, and safety compliance related to corporate, local, state, and federal regulations.

Open Book Extracts has appointed four advisors to support industry-specific research and boost its commercialization efforts. Dave Wood, who most recently served as the CEO of Captek, will serve as nutraceutical advisor; Jeffrey Dover, M.D., FRCPC, Co-director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, and Michael Singer, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Cartesian Therapeutics, will serve as Cosmeceutical advisors; Robert Silver, DVM, MS, licensed integrative veterinarian and expert on veterinary health and medical cannabis, will serve as Veterinary advisor.

LIVEKINDLY Collective has appointed the following members to its Board of Directors: Suzy Amis Cameron, an environmental leader, business pioneer and author; Barbara Kux, a director with international and executive experience; Shujun Li, a veteran investor focused on growth in China; Paul Polman, an advocate for businesses to tackle climate change and former CEO of Unilever; Walter Robb, a longtime entrepreneur and former co-CEO of Whole Foods; and Gaby Sulzberger, an investor, longstanding director and philanthropist. Continuing members of the board: Roger Lienhard, Kees Kruythoff, Björn Witte, Chris Kerr and Marcus Keitzer.

Ola Lessard has been elected President of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable for a second consecutive term. Lessard, Chief Marketing Officer at HempFusion, will focus on the legislative progress for hemp-derived products and clarity for CBD as a dietary supplement.