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December 2009 people news

A Trace Minerals Research-sponsored four-man road-cycling team, Team Simply Mac, finished first in the 2009 LOTOJA 206-mile race. The team attributes Trace Minerals’ ENDURE performance electrolyte concentrate for its strong finish.

Professors Michael Holick of Boston University and Heike Bischoff-Ferrari of the University of Zurich won the DSM Nutrition Award 2009 for their research on human nutrition. Royal DSM manufactures nutritional supplements and is based in Heerlen, Netherlands.

Charles DuBois, president of Palmyra, Wis.-based supplements manufacturer Standard Process, received an honorary doctorate of laws from the Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo.

Milk ingredients research company Food for Health Ireland appointed Jens Bleiel as CEO. Bleiel moves to the Ireland company from DSM Food Specialties’ functional food ingredients business.

La Crosse, Wis.–based Main Street Ingredients announced the promotion of Eric Hallstead to brand manager for keystone stabilizers.

The Natural Products Association appointed John Gay as executive director and CEO. Gay comes from the National Restaurant Association, where he was senior vice president, government affairs and public policy.

World champion American figure skater Peggy Fleming partnered with Ubiquinol manufacturer Kaneka Nutrients LP of Pasadena, Texas to promote the “Healthy 365” educational campaign at several Whole Foods Markets nationwide.

Los Angeles-based supplement manufacturer Jarrow Formulas appointed Marc Mallette as Chicago account executive and Dallas Clouatre as a consultant focusing on new product development and marketing initiatives.

Elete Electrolyte Add-In sponsored athlete and sales representative Sarah Kaufmann in the 24 Hours of Moab bike race. Kaufmann won second place in the Solo Female category, ranking her second in the nation. Ogden, Utah–based elete Electrolyte Add-In is a concentrated supplement added to water.

Simi Valley, Calif.-based natural skincare product company derma e Natural Bodycare has appointed Molly Blake as southwest regional sales manager. Blake is a seven-year veteran in the natural products industry.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture appointed Molly Jahn as deputy undersecretary of research, education and economics. Jahn is the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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