Sen. Orrin Hatch(R-Utah) was awarded the National Championship Trophy by theNatural Products Association (NPA)for his contributions to the success of the natural products industry. Hatch has announced he will not seek re-election this year. Other winners of the 25th annual NPA Awards presented during NPA’s The Big Natural wereDadrion Gaston,Walmartsenior director, corporate ethics and compliance, health and wellness product safety andGuru Ramanathan, chief innovation officer and senior VP ofGNC. Each received the President’s Award.

John Vernados, VP, global product regulatory compliance, safety and quality at received the NPA Call-of-Duty Award.

Prerna Chatterjee, marketing manager for sustainability, accepted the Novel Ingredient and Science Award forBASF Corp.

Socially Responsible Retailer Award went toStay Healthy!of Las Vegas. The award was presented to store managerMarge Roman.

Daniel Rosenbaum, former NattoPharma CEO and interim CEO of spin-offKaydence Pharma, was named permanent CEO of Kaydence andKietl Ramsøytakes the role of CEO,NattoPharma. He will continue as acting CFO until a replacement has been found. In line with efforts to increase global commercial activities,Christopher Speedhas been named NattoPharma SVP global sales and marketing. He comes from Wiley’s Finest Fish Oils, where he served as VP of sales.

SabinsafounderMuhammed Majeed, PhD was named 2018 NutraChampion in the NutraIngredients Awards, in association with VitaFoods Europe.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2018