Grant Silverwood joined Oakland, CA-based Numi Organic Tea as director of international sales.

Joe Severson is now with Steviva Brands, Inc., of Portland, OR as director of operations.

Endangered Species Chocolate of Indianapolis, IN has a new East Coast sales manager: Ryan Gomes, who most recently served as an account executive for Presence Marketing.

Enzymedica of Venice, FL welcomed Rana Whittaker as lab manager.

The Organic Center of Washington, D.C., named Jessica Shade, Ph.D., as director of science programs.

The Northwest Food Processors Association of Portland, OR honored Ed Johnson, former president of Oregon Cherry Growers, with its Key Award.

Jennifer Norman was hired as vice president of marketing at derma e of Simi Valley, CA.

Fairfield, NJ-based Crispy Green announced Joe Oliver will be its new vice president and national sales director.

The American Herbal Products Association of Silver Spring, MD welcomed Jane Wilson as its new director of program development.

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods of Elmwood Park, NJ made two new hires: David Horvath as vice president of sales, and Alli Meyer as senior brand manager.

Nutrition journalist and advocate James Gormley released a new book, Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War against Health Freedom. The text offers a history of FDA’s fight against health products and talks about the upcoming battles over dietary supplements.

Eurofins Scientific of Des Moines, IA hired Mary Kay Krogull to be president of its US Food Division.

Qivana, a Provo, UT-based network marketing company specializing in natural products, appointed Donald K. Layman, Ph.D., as its chief scientific officer.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2013