People News, October 2010

News about promotions, new hires, retirements and in memoriam.

Barlean’s Organic Oils of Ferndale, WA added Ariana Lee to its marketing team.

Former vitamin Shoppe veteran Rob Maru joined Reserveage Organics of Gainesville, FL as the new vice president of innovation and brand development.

Clinton, MI-based Eden Foods promoted Jonathan A. Solomon to the position of vice president.

Cyvex Nutrition of Irvine, CA appointed Ginger Jinjarak as its technical services manager.

San Jose, CA-based Draco Natural Products retained Lauren Clardy of nutrimarketing, as its senior director of sales and marketing.

S.K. Dash, Ph.D., founder and president of UAS Laboratories, Inc., Eden Prairie MN, made an endowment at South Dakota State University for the College of nutrition and Food Science. The endowment will fund research, scholarships and new programs at the university, including possible initiatives such as an international probiotics conference, a certificate program in probiotics and research on the health benefits of probiotics.

Pamela’s Products of Ukiah, CA, has two new hires: Ed Muscat as general manager and Alison St. Sure as food service coordinator.

Santa Cruz, CA-based Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems added Sandra Arnold to its team as senior director of national sales.

Brandon Babers has joined Allendale, nj-based Lonza’s Life Science Ingredients—nutrition group as South East/Mid-Atlantic regional account manager.

Theresa Marquez of Organic Valley and Bob Quinn of Kamut International were selected to receive the 2010 Organic Leadership Awards from the Organic Trade Association. Marquez won in the Growing the Organic Industry category and Quinn was recognized in the Growing Organic Agriculture category.

Aaron Bhadra joined the staff of Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ.

The Natural Products Association of Washington, D.C. has a new communications manager: Michael L. Keaton.

Practitioner/nutritional therapist Sonia Jones, N.D., posted a list of nine great nutritionists on her Web site and included Richard A. Passwater, vice president of research and development for Solgar Vitamin and Herb and science editor for WholeFoods Magazine.

Trace Minerals Research of Ogden, UT named chemical engineer David S. Butts to its science and research advisory board.

Stratum Nutrition of St. Louis, MO expanded its staff with the addition of Michael Faber as business manager.

Forsyth, MO-based National Enzyme Company has a new director of quality assurance: Richard Mihalik.

Todd Pauli is now the marketing communications manager for NOW Foods of Bloomingdale, IL.

Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, Inc. has two new staff members that will focus on the North American market. Eric Anderson (formerly of P.L. Thomas) is the vice president of sales and marketing and Todd Norton (formerly of A.M. Todd) is the vice president of new business development.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2010