Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

Charles (Chuck) Marble joined Wisdom Natural Brands of Gilbert, AZ, as chief operating officer, and Angus Flood will serve as the executive vice president for strategic development.

Irvine, CA-based Cyvex Nutrition hired Sabrina Hinkis to be its technical manager.

Hyla Cass, M.D., joined the educational board of Natural Factors of Everett, WA.

XanGo, LLC, based in Lehi, UT, hired Alex Treharne as senior vice president for Asia Pacific.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada recently created the position of vice-president of sales and selected Jody Perkins to fill the post.

Peter Folz is the newest addition to Washington, NJ-based Herbalist & Alchemist’s staff. He will serve as the company’s marketing coordinator.

Pam McWilliams is now the vice president of direct response for Iceland Health. This vitamin brand was recently acquired by Nature’s Products of Sunrise, FL.

Frutarom Ltd., with U.S. offices in Bergen, NJ, named Salvatore Gargano as general manager of its health business unit.

Short Hills, NJ-based OmniActive Health Technologies selected Rick Kaiser to be its director of sales.

The American Botanical Council of Austin, TX chose several new individuals to be part of its advisory board. The following people will join the 70 existing members as expert sources and peer reviewers for its articles: cancer researcher Bharat (Bart) B. Aggarwal, Ph.D.; Lise Alschuler, N.D.; Paula N. Brown, director of applied research in biosciences at the British Columbia Institute of Technology; Veronika Butterweck, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy; medical herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford; Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., vice president and chief officer of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Natural Products Association; Danna J. Leaman, Ph.D., research associate with the Canadian Museum of Nature and chair of the executive board of the FairWild Foundation; Robert Rountree, M.D.; Michael S. Tempesta, Ph.D., co-founder of Shaman Pharmaceuticals; Eric L. Yarnell, N.D., chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology; John Weeks, editor of The Integrator Blog News & Report.

Will Telligman will be the Organic Trade Association’s legislative and advocacy manager in its Washington, D.C. office.

Dean R. Cirotta joined Alexandria, VA-based EAS Consulting Group, LLC as vice president.

P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ announced that Trent Armitstead joined the company as senior account manager. He will focus on dietary supplements in the Rocky Mountain states, Texas and other adjacent states.

Kemin Health L.C. of Des Moines, IA promoted Jeff Flora to president.

Darryl Mircheff is now the vice president of sales and marketing for Biothera of Eagan, MN.

In Memoriam
With much sadness, Kyowa Hakko USA announced the passing of Yoichiro Sugimura, its senior director of scientific affairs and business development. Said the company, “He had profound knowledge of nutrition and cosmetics and worked on many key programs and brands at Kyowa Hakko USA.” Sugimura had been with Kyowa since 1991, specifically with the U.S. division since 2006.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2010