People in Brief 60667

July 24, 2006

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People in Brief

H. DeWayne Ashmead, president of Albion Advanced Nutrition, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the health sciences/services category in the Utah region. ... Nutritional Laboratories International (NLI) announced several personnel changes. Sam Severino joined the company as general manager for the company’s Eastern Strategic Business Unit, and Ernie Ganaden came on board as general manager for its Western Strategic Business Unit. In addition, Stacey Petrey is now general manager for the Mountain Strategic Business Unit, moving out of that position in the Western region. ... Philip J. Gowaski joined Chrysantis as sales and marketing manager. ... David Michael & Co. announced a number of new hires and promotions. New employees include Nicole Katz, training in the STAMP program; Kathy Ciannamea, flavor chemist; Jeffrey Swan, senior account manager; and Jorge Piedad, flavor chemist, David Michael de Mexico. Promotions include Barbara Willie, now manager of quality systems and safety in lab and operations; Ed Albaugh, the new manager of quality control and analytical services; and Monica G. Perez, now a commercial sales representative, David Michael de Mexico. ... Roger A. Clemens, Dr.PH, joined E.T. Horn as an advisor to the FoodTech Group. ... Gary Hollister, chief executive officer (CEO), and Aaron Garrity, president, with XanGo jointly received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2006 in the “Emerging” category for the Utah region. ... The Synergy Co.™ added several new employees. Steven Lattey is the director of raw materials, Tim Harkwright will serve as director of quality assurance, and Ellen Schutt was appointed director of marketing. ... Wilhem (Bill) Michel is the new senior account manager for the Midwest region for J. Rettenmaier USA. ... Soft Gel Technologies Inc. (SGTI) moved two employees into its sales team as outside sales representatives. Pamela Howard, who worked previously in inside sales for SGTI and OptiPure, will be West Coast regional sales manager; and Brandon Nomura, previously technical services support coordinator, is now a territory manager. ... Main Street Ingredients promoted Mike Homewood to sales manager of Custom Manufactured Products, a new division in the Functional Systems Group, with responsibility for bakery- and dairy-based branded products as well as contract blending and agglomeration. ... Mike Jerger was promoted to vice president of operations at FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, part of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies. In other news, Barry Wehmiller promoted four Design Group partners to the position of managing partner: Michael Bauer, managing partner, Philadelphia; Alan Cheney, managing partner, Sacramento, Calif.; Chris Manley, managing partner, Greenville, S.C.; and Robert Redman, managing partner, Concord, N.H. ... Alpha Packaging hired Jack Baily as vice president of sales, a new position with responsibility for business development for all of the company’s packaging lines. ... Gordon Morton was named chief marketing officer for XanGo LLC; he was previously executive vice president and co-founder. ... InterHealth Nutraceutials Inc. announced its senior vice president for research and development, Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., FACN, was elected chair-elect of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of the Institute of Food Technologists. ... Margaret A. Lawson joined D.D. Williamson as vice president, science and innovation. ... The American Botanical Council added two new members to its Advisory Board: John A. Beutler, Ph.D., and John H. Cardellina, Ph.D. ... BI Nutraceuticals promoted Rupa Das to vice president, global quality and compliance. ... Bryan Rodriguez joined the nutrition group of Lonza Inc. as technical marketing and scientific affairs manager; he will specifically help the launch of Lonza’s FiberAid® larch arabinogalactan ingredient.

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