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Arizona Natural Resources Changes Leadership



Arizona Natural Resources Changes Leadership

PHOENIX, Ariz.--Arizona Natural Resources Inc., private labeler and contract filler of cosmetics, toiletries, over-the-counter products and candles, announces a change of leadership. George F. Dembow, president, will take on the title and responsibilities of chairman of the board, and his sons, George F. Dembow III and Paul Dembow will assume the titles and responsibilities of co-presidents.

Zenk Leads Humanetics Research

CHANHASSEN, Minn.--John Zenk, M.D., a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, is now the chief medical and scientific director and chairman of the scientific advisory board for Humanetics Corporation. In his new role, Zenk will direct research and clinical investigation for Humanetics' products, including 7-Keto, a potent metabolite of DHEA.

Perrigo Company Appoints Executive Positions

ALLEGAN, Mich.--The Perrigo Company announced Richard G. Hansen will retire as president and chief operating officer of the company. Hansen, who served as chief operating officer from 1989 to 1995 and president from 1991 to 1995, came out of retirement last November to aid the company's transition to a new enterprise software system. Hansen will remain on Perrigo's board of directors.

In addition, John Hendrickson has been named executive vice president and chief operations officer. In his new role, Hendrickson will be responsible for domestic manufacturing and packaging, engineering, distribution, materials management, customer service and human resources. Mark Olesnavage, president of customer business development, will now be responsible for the company's international business.

La Haye Fills Sales Position

REDMOND, Wash.--La Haye Laboratories Inc., a developer and manufacturer of raw materials for dietary supplements and functional foods, has appointed three sales agents to represent its astaZANTHIN brand astaxanthin in North American markets.

Designing Health Appoints New Manager

VALENCIA, Calif,--Tim Stone has joined Designing Health Inc., a producer of whole food supplements for the human and pet marketplace, as customer service manager. Stone will be responsible for managing the company's call center and maintaining quality service with peak efficiency. "Our goal at Designing Health is to provide first-class service to our customers," said Stone. "We want our customers to feel good about what we offer and feel comfortable buying our products."

Charkit's President Receives Award

DARIEN, Conn.--Charles Hinnant, president of Charkit Chemical Corp., was presented the Eugene B. Humphrey Award for Small Chemical Business Entrepreneur of the Year at a recent American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in New Orleans. The award is given to an outstanding entrepreneur who has demonstrated success in business, industry organization involvement and service to the community. Hinnant founded Charkit in 1982, with sales reaching $40 million in 1989. Charkit has also expanded its capabilities into specialty manufacturing by obtaining interests in Optima Chemical Group LLC, Diversitec and Arran Chemical.

Maypro Expands Staff

PURCHASE, N.Y.--Maypro has appointed Kazu Ihara as the new logistic coordinator for the company's export department. Previously a process engineer at Hitachi Shipping Corp., Ihara brings more than eight years of logistic experience to Maypro. William Kakizawa also joins the staff as new account manager for the fine chemical division. Kakizawa will be in charge of sales of fine and industrial chemicals.

Oasis Expands Sales and Marketing Department

SEBASTOPOL, Calif.--Oasis Sales and Marketing hired Joelle Hoffman as account executive. In her position, she will manage the sales for S. Martinelli & Co., Howler Products, Galaxy Desserts and Dietetics Pharma accounts. Hoffman has been working in the natural products industry for the past five years, primarily in the areas of sales and customer service. Oasis Sales and Marketing manages the national sales and marketing activities for numerous companies in the natural foods industry, including Brown Cow Farm yogurt, Cedarlane Natural Foods and Blue Diamond Growers Co-op.

Now Foods Hires New QC Director

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--Now Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs, cosmetics and natural foods, announced that Dr. Joseph Zhou has joined the company as director of quality control and laboratory methods. In this position, Zhou will improve analyses currently performed in-house and will manage all technical functions.

Network Marketing Expert Named President of DEI

ORLANDO, Fla.--Gary J. Raser, a veteran of the network marketing industry, has been named president of Dynamic Essentials (DEI), a network marketing company providing a wide variety of nutritional supplements and skin care products through its network of nationwide distributors. Previously, Raser was executive president of DEI, which he co-founded and launched with record-setting growth earlier this year. He has also served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Stef, an international network marketing company.

Chr. Hansen Adds Manager

MILWAUKEE--Pete Budde has joined Chr. Hansen's Global Human Health Group as technical service manager for Human Probiotics. In this position, Budde will work directly with customers to provide technical assistance, including product development and support, clinical documentation, technical requests, presentations and training on the probiotic product line.

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