People News: June 2014

Terese Mansell joined Kaneka Nutrients of Pasadena, TX, as national sales manager.

Bioenergy Life Science, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN, announced that William Visser is now its regional sales director of the East Coast.

Chris Licata, president and CEO of Blake’s All Natural Foods, based in Concord, NH, was named the 2014 New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Laval, QC, Canada-based Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. announced that Henri Harland resigned as its president and CEO. He will remain a director of Neptune, Acasti and NeuroBio.

Stefani Cruz of Reviva Labs of Haddonfield, NJ, is starting a leave of absence from the company because she was called up by the U.S. Army Reserve for service in the Middle East.

Benecia, CA-based InterHealth Nutraceuticals appointed Navpreet Singh, Ph.D., MBA, to be vice president of operations and hired Brian Appell as Northeast regional sales manager.

In Memoriam

Kenneth M. Howard passed away in late March, seven weeks after his late wife, Rae Howard. The pair staunchly advocated for the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, and cofounded Good Earth Natural Foods in Utah in 1973. He served on the board for the National Nutritional Food Association and was president of the Rocky Mountain Nutritional Foods Association twice. Howard authored three books, including The Interstate to Understanding the Alternative Health Movement.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2014