Functional ingredient suppliers BI Nutraceuticals and AIDP promoted company executives, while OmniActive’s chairman received an international award.
Mark Thurston joined AIDP as president, and company founder and current president, Edward Lee, was promoted to chief executive officer. Thurston most recently served as vice president global business development at Innophos Inc., and prior to Innophos, he was vice president and general manager of Rhodia Food Ingredients North America. He also served in various sales and business management capacities for Rhodia in France and the UK.
BI Nutraceuticals promoted Randy Kreienbrink to vice president of marketing. Randy joined BI in 2012, bringing 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing with various food, flavor and ingredient companies. Kreienbrink previously worked for Brenntag Pacific, New Zealand Dairy Board, Ashland Nutritional and Nutrahance Ingredients. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Pacific Technology Exchange, AACC International, and serves as an editor for the Southern California IFT Newsletter. Randy is a Certified Food Scientist (CFS) from IFT.
Jayasinh V. Mariwala, chairman, OmniActive Health Technologies was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions in innovating and growing the spice industry at the International Spice Conference on January 21st in Goa, India. Held by the All India Spices Exporters Forum and The Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the four-day conference brings together 500 representatives from more than 35 countries to address the challenges faced by the spice market and uncover their solutions.
Mariwala joined his family business in 1956. Since then his name has been closely associated with many important firsts of the spices industry in India including being a member of the Spices Export Promotion Council since its inception and its chairman in 1979. Mariwala was also the first vice president of the Spices Board, developed by the Government of India, and was also selected as a special delegate to negotiate with the USFDA on an agreement between the United States and India to implement a quality control program. The International Pepper Community also tasked Mariwala to draft its IPC Pepper contract used for international trade.