DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma received the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the United Nations Association of New York “for his outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility and in particular for DSM’s partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.”

Health Plus of Chino, CA has three new employees. Dianah Wells is the new Canadian national account manager. John Patrick was named the regional sales manager of the midwest region. And, Gregory Tucker is a graphic artist for the company.

Once Again Nut Butter of Nunda, NY made two new additions to its sales staff. Robert Collins will be the company’s new Category Manager East (based in North Carolina) and Charles Harris will be the Category Manager West (based in Chicago, IL).

Robinson Pharma Inc. of Santa Ana, CA has some new senior staff members. Emad Hassan, Ph.D., is Robinson Pharma’s new general manager and chief scientific officer. Hassen Nasri, Ph.D., will be a technical formulator and business developer for Robinson Pharma.

Michael Robinson is the new general manager for Chatsworth, CA-based Innovative Cosmetic Labs.

The Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists recognized attorney Jonathan W. Emord with the title of Honorary Nutrition Specialist.

Redmond, WA-based Ayush Herbs announced that its CEO Virender Sodhi (an ayurvedic MD and naturopath physician) received the “Dhanwantari” award for excellence in Ayurvedic practice at the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America Conference.

Pet products specialist Zuke’s of Durango, CO has a new president: John Hart. It also appointed Michael McCarthy to be its marketing director.

Marjorie Harlow joined P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ as senior sales executive.

Marketing and public relations firm Integrated Marketing Group of Salt Lake City, UT hired Lisa Openshaw to be its new media buyer.

Michael E. Brown (formerly of Armour-Eckrich) is now president and chief operating officer of Farmland Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

Quang La joined Cyvex Nutrition of Irvine, CA as its director of operations.

St. Augustine, FL-based Tree of Life (a division of KeHE Distributors of Romeoville, IL) has a new vice president of business development for the natural channel: Rick Werner.

Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Patti Kim, N.D., is now an educator for Jarrow Formulas, Inc., of Los Angeles, CA.

Bill Stuart has joined National Enzyme Company of Forsyth, MO as an account executive for the retail natural health market.

P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ announced that Seth Flowerman is the third generation of his family to join the company. Flowerman, an entrepreneur who founded a company in the travel industry, will serve as P.L. Thomas’ business development associate.

Bloomingdale, IL-based NOW Foods announced that David Rosenberg joined its staff as food category manager.

Jennifer Denhard is now the director of communications for the American Herbal Products Association of Silver Spring, MD.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2010 (online 11/1/10)