People in Brief 58924People in Brief
June 9, 2008
Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), was appointed to a working group assembled by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to assist in developing regulatory language to help businesses provide necessary warning for exposures to Proposition 65-listed chemicals in food. ... Todd Norton, formerly president/CEO at Sabinsa, joined A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeuticsas chief operating officer (COO). ... BI Nutraceuticals hired Carolyn Micheli as Midwest regional sales manager. ... Denise Engstrom joined Draco Natural Products as an account executive. ... D.D. Williamson promoted Graham Merryweather to vice president, global sales. Connie Sandusky will replace Merryweather as North American regional sales manager. In additional news, Megan Mullinix recently joined D.D. Williamson as business development manager. ... Aliene Elkins was hired by E.T. Horn Co. as an account manager, servicing customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. ... Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. appointed Greg Anderson to the company’s board of directors; Dr. Joe Dunne was named chairman of the board. ... Anne Birkett, Ph.D., is a new nutrition science manager at GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International Inc. ... The Hartman Groupselected Alison Worthington to serve as managing director of its Sustainability Practice. ... The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) elected its new executive officers during its 10th annual meeting in April. Byron Johnson, former chairman of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), was elected chairman; Peter Van Doorn, nominated by the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM), was elected vice chairman; and Ric Hobby, nominated by the UK Council for Responsible Nutrition, is the new treasurer. ... Katie Ferren will take on the new position of director of sales and marketing at Jarrow Industries Inc., managing new and existing accounts and supervising marketing. ... Kyowa Hakko USA hired Debra Berman as sales director for the Southeast United States. ... Rick Cellich was appointed to the position of business development leader, health care packaging, at Multisorb Technologies. ... New Organic Ventures hired Craig Kennedy as vice president, operations. ... The Organic Trade Association (OTA) elected its new officers for 2008-2009: Julia Sabin, Smucker Quality Beverages, president; Matt McLean, Uncle Matt’s Organics Inc., vice president - United States; Dag Falck, Nature’s Path, vice president - Canada; Todd Linsky, Cal/Organic-Grimmway Farms, secretary; and Chuck Marcy, Healthy Food Holdings LLC, treasurer.
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