RidgeCrest Herbals of Salt Lake City, UT hired Chris Herbert to be its new retail sales manager of the Mid-West and West Coast. He has 12 years of experience in the industry.

Naturopathic physician, author and educator Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N., joined the scientific advisory board of
EuroPharma of Green Bay, WI.

derma e Natural Bodycare of Simi Valley, CA has a new Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager: Marcia Derwin.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals of Benicia, CA hired Jason Barnett as its new regional west coast sales manger.

Jennifer Bice, owner of Redwood Hill Farm based in Sebastopol, CA, recently received two designations. First, she was inducted into the American Cheese Society Academy of Cheese. She also received the 2011 4-H Alumni Recognition Award from the 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County.

Robert Orr, co-founder Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., Dartsmouth, NS, has resigned as chairman.

Sabinsa Corporation, headquartered in East Windsor, NJ, hired Enkhmart (Michelle) Dudleenamjil, M.D., Ph.D., to be its new manager of technical services. She will work out of Sabinsa’s Payson, Utah office.

In Memoriam
Harlan Dean Lundberg has passed away at the age of 77. Lundberg and his three brothers built Lundberg Family Farms into the one of the country’s largest producers of organic rice and rice products. Lundberg served on several rice industry boards and developed specialty rice varieties like Wehani, Black Bran, and Arborio Rice.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2011