People News: March 2016

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David A. Behringer joined 915 Labs of Centennial, CO, as chief technology officer.
Alter Eco of San Francisco, CA, has a new eastern sales manager: Diana Torres.

Mark Thurston is now the president of AIDP, headquartered in City of Industry, CA. The company’s founder and former president, Edward Lee, is now chief executive officer.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition of Washington, D.C., announced several staff promotions. Rend Al-Mondhiry is now associate general counsel, Sandra Khouri is now vice president, finance and administration, Carl Hyland is now senior director of membership development, and Haiuyen Nguyen is now director of scientific and regulatory affairs.

Michael T. Murray, N.D., author and director of product science and innovation of Natural Factors, Monroe, WA, recently received the Benedict Lust Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Mission Award from Bastyr University. The first award is a life-time achievement award that recognizes naturopaths who have made an outstanding contribution to transforming healthcare. The second award honors those who have improved the health of others worldwide.

BI Nutraceuticals of Rancho Dominguez, CA, promoted Randy Kreienbrink to vice president of marketing.

The chairman of Morristown, NJ-based OmniActive Health Technologies, Jayasinh V. Mariwala, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Spice Conference in Goa, India.

Kyowa Hakko USA of New York, NY, made some changes to its management. Leo R. Cullen was promoted to president and CEO and D. Christopher Nolte was promoted to vice president of nutritional sales.

Wixon hired Anne Marie Kraszewski to be its new R&D lab manager of its industrial ingredients division.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine March 2016