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People news: Pharmaca founder and chairman Barry Perzow retires

People news: Pharmaca founder and chairman Barry Perzow retires

Kittanning, Pa.-based red-yeast rice producer Sylvan Bio appointed Alexis Luce national director of sales and marketing for its new natural products retail division.

Salt Lake City-based Integrated Marketing Group promoted Clint Curry and hired Jasmine Pourpak as public relations counsel.


Bluebonnet Nutrition, a supplements manufacturer in Sugar Land, Texas, appointed Kathy Smith key accounts manager and Pat Hessler national sales manager.

Oslo, Norway-based krill company Aker BioMarine hired Peter Svensson as executive vice president.

Port Charlotte, Fla.-based enzymes manufacturer Enzymedica promoted Gary Trimble to executive vice president, Linda Ehrke to vice president of sales and Julia Craven to vice president of national accounts.

Watsonville, Calif.-based fish oil supplements manufacturer Nordic Naturals appointed Keri Marshall chief medical officer.

Washington, D.C.-based Natural Products Foundation chose Lauren Atwell and Linda Sousse as its 2011 NPF Scholarship Fund recipients.

Stratum Nutrition, the health ingredients division of St. Charles, Mo.-based Novus International, hired Karsten Brandt as nutritional science manager and Celine Cousin as customer service and marketing coordinator.

McCain Foods, a frozen foods producer in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada, appointed Dirk Van de Put president, CEO and director of the company.

Louisville, Ky.-based natural food coloring company D.D. Williamson hired Mark Murphy as sales manager for North America.

Ithaca, N.Y.-based product-development firm International Food Network named Phil Camburn managing director.

Functional Technologies Corp., a yeast-based ingredients supplier in Vancouver, British Columbia, appointed Alan Maddox to its advisory board.

Boulder, Colo.-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy announced the retirement of Founder and Chairman Barry Perzow in June.

Aura Cacia, an aromatherapy products manufacturer in Urbana, Iowa, awarded $500 Partner in Education scholarships to Elizabeth Yuri of Bastyr University, Stacy Simons of the California School of Herbal Studies, Jenny Ross of the Dandelion Herbal Center and Andrew Wolf of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

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