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Natural product movers & shakers - July 2016

Your recap of who did what in the natural products industry this month.

Gisele Atkinson, who has worked for the past seven years as the quality assurance and quality control director for Renew Life Formulas Inc., has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition as vice president, quality and technical affairs, a new position in the association's science and regulatory department.

KeHE Distributors has a new chief financial officer: Timothy J. Wiggins. He will be responsible for leading all aspects of KeHE’s finance function and strategic planning, as well as business unit and subsidiary performance. He will also serve as a member of the board of directors of World Finer Foods, a KeHE subsidiary, and as a member of the advisory board to Tree of Life Canada.

William Schoor, cofounder of Essential Formulas, has been appointed from executive vice president to president. The company's current president, Michael Schoor, will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.

AAK, a manufacturers of high value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, has announced the addition of Dr. James S. Jones to lead the USA innovation team as vice president. Jones brings 30 years of technical experience with him, including more than 25 years of product, package and process development for frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. Most recently he lead the research and development team at Rich Products working on consumer brands and food service.

Dr. Pilar Pais, PhD, head of quality at Euromed, has been elected to the United States Pharmacopoeia, USP’s Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines for the 2015 – 2020 cycle.

Private label and contract manufacturing supplier Berner Food and Beverage has added two key members to its team: Alan Davis as senior vice president of contract manufacturing sales and David Czora as director of sales for the private label team.

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