People News May 2011

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Gridley, CA-based Mary’s Gone Crackers hired Deanne Sullivan to be its director of western sales. Says the company, “Sullivan will work with the national sales team to drive sales in both the grocery and natural channels.”

Jarrod Butler joined derma e Natural Bodycare of Simi Valley, CA as international business manager.

Megan Mader is now the marketing manager of the Natural Products Association, based in Washington, D.C.

The Organic Trade Association of Washington, D.C. announced that Gwendolyn Wyard will be the assocation’s new associate director for organic standards and industry outreach.

The American Herbal Products Association of Silver Spring, MD installed three newly elected and eight returning members to its board of trustees. These members are Cindy Angerhofer of Aveda; Tim Callahan of New Chapter (newly elected); Rupa Das of BI Nutraceuticals; Stefan Gafner of Tom’s of Maine (newly elected); Daniel Gagnon of Herbs, Etc.; Jackie Greenfield of Gaia Herbs;  Richard Kaufman of Paragon Labs; Wilson Lau of Nuherbs Co.; and Steven Yeager of Mountain Rose Herbs (newly elected).

Martin Ekechukwu, CEO of Village Tea Company, based in Richardson, TX, was featured on the March 25th episode of the Dr. Oz Show as a tea expert.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, May 2011 (online 3/21/11)