The Natural Products Foundation of Washington, D.C. elected Lise Alschuler of Emerson Ecologics and Jeff Wright, president of the Natural Products Association and owner of Wright’s Nutrients, to its board of directors.

Blue Pacific Flavors, based in City of Industry, CA, hired Thuy Huynh to lead its technical innovation team as director of flavors and applications.

Cyvex Nutrition of Irvine, CA, hired Lauren Kamtan as customer service manager for the company's East Coast clientele.

Health Plus Inc. of Chino, CA promoted Dean Hoth to national distributor accounts manager. In addition, Georgiana Ethridge was promoted to national key accounts manager.

Kara Lambert is now the product manager for BI Nutraceuticals of Long Beach, CA.

Myra Michelle Eby, founder of MyChelle Dermaceuticals, has started a new powder and liquid supplement company called myCeuticals, based in Boulder, CO. Eby combined superfoods and targeted, patented ingredients in her certified organic nutriscoop powders and nutrisqweeze liquid formulas.

East Windsor, NJ-based Sabinsa Corporation hired Reza Kamarei, Ph.D., to be its new vice president of science and technology.

Natural products industry executive Mark Becker launched, with information about healthy eating, exercise and other health information. Intended to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle, also features a blog, recommendations for suPplements from Becker, surveys, interactive health calculators, news feeds and more. In September, the site hosted the “Mark’s World of Wellness” Contest, which gave a winner a one-year supply of multivitamins.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2011