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Dr. Andrew Weil, the natural health and alternative healing author and personality, has joined the Organic Center for Education and Promotion?s board of directors. The Foster, R.I.-based Organic Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to communicating the benefits of organic farming and products to consumers.

Rita Dube has joined Bridgeport, N.J.-based Albert?s Organics as a human relations generalist.

Levlad Corp., a Chatsworth, Calif.-based manufacturer of natural body care, has appointed Marty Hagge senior vice president of sales and marketing. Hagge will be responsible for both the branded and private label divisions.

Eden Foods, a Clinton, Mich.-based natural food producer, has promoted Keith Massey to the position of national sales manager. Massey has served as Eden?s Western regional sales manager for the past five years.

Wild Oats Markets Inc., a Boulder, Colo.-based national natural and organic foods retailer, named Robert B. Dimond senior vice president and chief financial officer.. He succeeds Edward Dunlap, who is now senior vice president of operations.

Nutritional Laboratories International Inc., a Missoula, Mont.-based manufacturer of dietary supplements, has promoted Stacey Petrey to general manager of the Western strategic business unit. Petrey has been with NLI for seven years as the director of product design.

Chocolate Maker, an artisan chocolate manufacturer based in Berkeley, Calif., has hired Frankie Whitman as director of marketing and Barbara Mosera as West Coast sales representative.

Mike Fata, co-founder of the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based hemp foods company Manitoba Harvest, was the subject of an article in the April issue of Entrepreneur.

Jarrow Rogovin, president of Los Angeles-based dietary supplement company Jarrow Formulas, met in May with the commercial attache to the U.S. Consulate in Montreal to protest institutional trade barriers to supplements entering Canada.

Enjoy Life Natural Brands LLC, a Chicago-based manufacturer of allergen-friendly foods, has hired Mona Frey as vice president of sales. Frey is responsible for the company?s Enjoy Life and Perky?s 100% Natural brands.

Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters? director of social advocacy and public relations, Rick Peyser, has been named president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America?s board of directors.

Sabinsa Corp., a Piscataway, N.J.-based manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, has appointed Hame Persaud senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Galaxy Nutritional Foods, an Orlando, Fla.-based producer of plant-based dairy alternatives, has hired Hilary Taube as director of marketing.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVI/number 7/p. 60

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