Gregory E. Pflum was selected to be the vice president of Cincinnati, OH-based Cognis Group’s nutrition and health business unit in North America.

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA announced that Trish Mahon will be its new director of marketing.
Charles “Chris” Celeste is now the director of regulatory information and submissions at EAS Consulting Group, LLC of Alexandria, VA.

Mohan Raj will lead the scientific and technical advisory board of Washington, D.C.-based Animal Welfare Approved.

Louisville, KY-based D.D. Williamson promoted Katie Price to customer support chemist in its global support center.
Andrew Branagh is the new CEO of Caffè Classico Foods LLC, based in Concord, CA.

Pamela’s Products, headquartered in Ukiah, CA, has a new vice president of sales: Linda Gerwig, formerly of Hain Celestial’s personal care division, Barbara’s Bakery and Sunspire Chocolates. named Aaron Garrity founder and board chairman of Lehi, UT-based XanGo, LLC, its seventh most powerful individual in global direct selling.

Embria Health Sciences
of Ankeny, IA announced that Doug Reyes jointed its team as regional sales manager.

Fortun Foods of Seattle, WA, named Mary T. Shepard as national sales manager and George Andrews as general manager of operations.

Lipid Nutrition, headquartered in Wormerveer, Netherlands, hired Gita Calton as a technical key account manager for the East Coast, North America.

Fargo, ND-based SK Food International, Inc. announced that Harley Blegen will be the new plant manager of SK Food Specialty Processing.

Meghan Connell is the new director of Gift of Hope, Inc., a charity started by the owners and employees of National Enzyme Company of Forsyth, MO.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition gave its 2009 Apple awards to Chuck Brice of Kemin Health, L.C., Peter Reinecke of Reinecke Strategic Solutions, Inc., and John Venardos of Herbalife International.

Franz Josef Konert will take over the reigns of Gelita as chief executive officer. The firm is based in Eberbach, Germany.

Polifenoles Naturales and P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ, announced that Vladimir Badmaev will be their new director of scientific and medical affairs. According to P.L. Thomas, “In this newly established position, Badmaev will lead the new ingredient pipeline development of the strategic alliance between the two companies and of other PLT initiatives.”

Orca Bay Seafoods
, based in Renton, WA, hired Roger Fickenscher to be its new director of product development.

American Laboratories, Inc. (ALI), headquartered in Omaha, NE, promoted Lisa Hammers to the position of sales representative, in charge of the midwest region and many product lines. “With Lisa’s prior experience at ALI and her exceptional service, she will be an outstanding asset to the growth of this company,” said Rod Schake, ALI’s vice president of sales.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, January 2010