People News: December 2015

Sir Kensington’s of New York, NY, hired Jennie Poe to be its director of natural sales.

Sidney Sudberg, president and CSO of Alkemist Labs, based in Costa Mesa, CA, joined the NIST/NIH Dietary Supplements Laboratory Quality Assurance Program Advisory Board and started a three-year term on the AOAC Technical Division on Reference Materials as an executive committee member.

Walkers Shortbread, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge, NY, announced that its new CEO is Mark Kleinman, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Fairfield, NJ-based A&B Ingredients appointed Joe O’Neill as vice president of sales and business development.

UAS Labs of Wausau, WI, hired Susie Arnold as strategic accounts manager.

Andrew G. Swick, Ph.D., is now senior vice president of product development and scientific affairs at Life Extension, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Paul Buckel joined Brio of Montpelier, VT, as vice president of sales.

In Memoriam

Diane Hembree, formerly of Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, passed away in October at the age of 77. Hembree was hired as one of the companies’ first employees, and worked there for years in several roles. When she retired in 2013, she had earned the title of vice president of sales administration.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2015