Orcas Naturals (formerly Orcas International) of Landing, NJ, has made some staff changes. Michael Casciano is now operations manager and Vijay Khadse was promoted to quality director.

The Board of the Southeast Natural Products Association announced Debra Short is now the executive director of SENPA working alongside Carylene Reed Walker, now executive director of SOHO EXPO.

White Egret Personal Care, based in Ogden, UT, doubled the size of its facility and hired Clelia Guinn as marketing specialist and Kory Rempfer as a sales representative to support its growth.

Rudi De Man was appointed vice president of sales and business development of Oslo, Norway-based NattoPharma ASA, responsible for Europe and Asia.

A team of researchers lead by Harry G. Preuss published a review article in Original Internist discussing the benefits of Garcinia cambogia. They stress that one should choose a stable form of HCA, especially one that is more than 50% HCA, take the supplement on an empty stomach (30–60 minutes before a meal) and choose a branded ingredient that is backed by peer-reviewed data.

Bioforce USA of Ghent, NY, announced Lori Pennisi Hodne is the company’s new vice president of national sales.

Alpharetta, GA-based TR Nutritionals hired Deanne Dolnick to be its regional sales/science director.

Rick Kaiser is now vice president of sales for Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, whose worldwide headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway.

Barry Warkentin, former owner of Premier Labs/Regal Life, now consults as a master broker with BLW Enterprises, LLC of Temecula, CA.

Andreas Koch was named vice president of marketing for Natural Vitality, Austin, TX. Koch comes from Barlean’s, where he served as marketing director for 13 years.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2015, (online 6/11/2015)