NBTY of Ronkonkoma, NY has a new CEO: Jeffrey Nagel. Nagel comes to NBTY from General Electric Company, where he held several senior management positions.

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 announced that Baldur Hjaltason of EPAX, Aalesund, Norway will be the new chairman of its board of directors.

Greenfield, MA-based Angela Jagiello joined the Organic Trade Association as associate director, conference and product development.

The Natural Products Association of Washington, D.C. has a new vice president of membership: Kim Dresser.

Cyvex Nutrition of Irvine, CA hired Katherine Bond to be its director of business development, in charge of the company’s sales and marketing businesses.

Stuart Reeves, Ph.D., director of research and development for Embria Health Sciences of Ankeny, IA is now part of the External Advisory Board of the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center at Iowa State University.

Joseph Mercola, M.D., recently devoted a newsletter to astaxanthin. Mercola highlighted astaxanthin’s health benefits, which include eye, skin and immune health.

Robert Rheaume joined Lifefactory, Inc. of Sausalito, CA as the company’s managing director in charge of global sales and marketing.

Nut butter maker Justin’s of Boulder, CO hired Todd Powers to be its operations manager, Elizabeth Kennedy as operations coordinator and Walter Czapran as sales coordinator.

Celebrity make-up artist Claire Hanson offered demos of the Emani Minerals makeup line at Professional Beauty 2011 in London held February 27. Emani Minerals is based in Norco, CA.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), based in Washington, D.C., announced that Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products, USA, Inc., was elected chair of its board of directors. CRN also elected several  new officers and members, including chair-elect John Blair, NSA, LLC of Juice Plus+; treasurer Ron Fugate of Alacer Corporation; secretary Kristen Blanchard of Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.; and immediate past chair Mark LeDoux of Natural Alternatives International, Inc.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, February 2011