People News: September 2015

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Dan Lifton, CEO of Quality of Life Labs, based in Purchase, NY, was named to the Board of Directors for the Organic & Natural Health Association.

Austin, TX-based Genesis Today, Inc. hired William Meissner as CEO. 

Carotenoid scientist Frederick Khachik joined the science team at Kemin of Des Moines, IA.

Suki Inc. of North Hampton, MA, hired Curt Valva to be its general manager and senior vice president of sales.

Hail Merry of Dallas, TX, has a new chief operating officer: Rick Roberts.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals of Benicia, CA, made two new appointments to its sales department: Stacy Ohana as regional sales manager and Gabriel Flores as western region sales manager.

Amin Maredia is now the CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market, based in Phoenix, AZ. He had been chief financial officer since August 2011. Doug Sanders, former president and CEO, is now executive chairman of the board. And, Jim Nielsen will continue as chief operating officer, and also assume the position of president.

National Enzyme Company of Forsyth, MO, welcomed Naeem Shaikh, Ph.D., as vice president of research and innovation.

Fairtrade America of Washington, D.C., hired Rodney North to be its director of marketing and external relations.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2015 (online 8/14/2015)