People News August 2021

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BASF has appointed Thilo Bischoff as Senior Vice President for Human Nutrition. Bischoff will assume global responsibility for the Human Nutrition business unit and represent the Nutrition & Health division in the Asia Pacific region.

GoodPop has hired Rahul Shah as President and Chief Operating Officer. Shah will oversee all departments, including daily business operations. He joins GoodPop from
Unilever, where he oversaw the launch of The Ice Cream Shop and partnered with delivery platforms and retailers.

Daiya Foods has appointed Melissa Lee as Chief Financial Officer. Lee will be responsible for leading the Finance and IT Teams for Daiya. She most recently held an executive leadership role as Vice President, Corporate FP&A with Walmart Inc. and has held senior finance roles in merchandising, supply chain, store operations, and e-commerce.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has elected Michelle Wang Goodridge as the new Chair of the CHPA Board of Directors. Goodridge was elected along with six new board members, at CHPA’s annual membership meeting. Goodridge, a standing member of CHPA’s Board of Directors since 2019, serves as President, U.S. Self Care at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., overseeing the Self Care portfolio. CHPA also announced the election of four new manufacturer and two associate members to the CHPA Board of Directors: Robert Long, President and CEO, Bridges Consumer Healthcare; Adel Mekhail, EVP, Marketing and Sales, Prestige Consumer Healthcare; Bruce Weiss, VP of Marketing and Strategic Business Unit Leader, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; and Daniel Yim, President, Kobayashi Consumer Products. New associate board members elected are: Jason Kahner, President, Global Health and Wellness, Grey Group; and Stefani Klaskow, Head of Industry, Healthcare, Google.

After nearly 30 years in the Bob’s Red Mill sales team, Robert Agnew is retiring from his role as SVP of Sales and passing the reins to sales team leader Jan Chernus. Chernus has been with Bob’s Red Mill for more than 20 years, starting as one of its first in-house sales representatives, and rising to her most recent role as VP of Business Development.

PLT Health Solutions has named Sharon Peek Technical Business Manager as part of the company’s global sales team. Before joining PLT, Peek spent seven years in sales, manufacturing and innovation positions at Innophos Nutrition/Novel Ingredients. She also worked for 15 years in a variety of roles at GNC’s Nutra Manufacturing division.

Melanie Bush at Artemis International has been promoted to Vice President of Science and Research.

Joining the Open Book Extracts team: Chelsea Pipkin, as VP Quality Assurance, and Joe Keil, as Chief Operating Officer. Pipkin served as VP Quality Assurance at GenCanna, and has held roles at Bunge North America and Semo Milling. Keil is coming from Medterra, where he served as VP Operations.