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Doug Staszak was named vice president of corporate brands for Nutri-Vet Animal Health Care Products based in Boise, Idaho. Staszak has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience and extensive knowledge of the pet industry. Prior to joining Nutri-Vet, Staszak was director of private-label sales at Sunshine Mills, based in Red Bay, Ala., and also held sales-management positions at Doane Pet Care in Franklin, Tenn.

Katherine DiMatteo was named president of the World Board of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. DiMatteo served as executive director of the Organic Trade Association from 1990 to 2006.

Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Food Safety Education, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public health through consumer education, announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief science and regulatory affairs officer at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, based in Washington, D.C.; and Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute, based in McLean, Va.

Piscataway, N.J.-based manufacturer Sabinsa Corp. named Jim Cudahy as president. Cudahy has extensive experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality control, engineering, contract manufacturing and sales.

New York-based PeaceWorks Holdings, a gourmet and health foods company, hired Frank Smith as vice president of marketing and new business development to lead KIND Fruit+Nut Bars. Smith was previously vice president of Dale and Thomas Popcorn.

Tampa, Fla.-based Sweetbay Supermarket CEO Shelley Broader has left for a new retail position outside the supermarket industry. Mike Vail was named president and chief operating officer.

Phoenix, Ariz.-based manufacturer BNG Enterprises hired Tim Martin as the new sales manager.

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