The Natural Products Foundation of Washington, D.C. now has two new executive officers: David Matteson is treasurer and J.D. Weir is secretary.

Stacey Reiseck has joined derma e Natural Bodycare of Simi valley, CA as purchasing manager.

David Yihai Jiang, Ph.D., is the new director of technical services at Vita-Tech International, Inc. of Tustin, CA.

Ryan Mitchell was hired by Cognis Nutrition & Health, based in La Grange, IL, to be the company’s new strategic purchasing manager. In addition, Christine O’Neil joined Cognis as the director of sales, nutrition and health. New hire Teri Woodwardwill report to O’Neil as an account executive.

XSTO Solutions of Morristown, NJ has hired Justin Theriault to be its director of sales for the west coast.

Craig Hope is now the chief customer officer for San Juan Bautista, CA-based Earthbound Farm.

SunOpta Inc. of Toronto, ON, Canada announced that Alan Murray became a member of its board of directors.

Huntington Beach, CA-based Seapoint Farms appointed Philip Siegel to be its chief operating officer.

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited of Dartmouth, NS, Canada announced that its president and CEO, Robert Orr will “make way for a new CEO to lead the company’s next growth phase.” Martin Jamieson was named the new president and CEO.

Elizabeth W. Hurst joins the staff of the Natural Products Association as its state government relations manager.

Liisa McConnell is now the director of marketing and public relations for RADIUS of Kutztown, PA. RADIuS makes eco-friendly toothbrushes.


Lundberg Family Farms of Richvale, CA said a sad goodbye to one of its founders. Eldon Albert Lundberg, the oldest of the Lundberg brothers, passed away at the end of June. He was 82 years old. The Lundbergs have had a strong presence in the rice industry for several decades, growing to be one of the largest organic rice makers in the country. Eldon’s son, Grant, is now the firm’s CEO.

At the beginning of August, Jack Rohrer passed away at the age of 63. He has been with Carlson Laboratories for four years as national sales manager and previously worked at Cargill. Said John Carlson, president of Carlson Laboratories, “We were blessed to have Jack come into our lives and company. He led our Sales Force ably, helped our company grow and refine its policies, and was a talented leader and resource for all of us to call upon. But even more than that, Jack quickly became a part of our family, and we were honored to call him our friend.”


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2010