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Brisbane, Australia-based BioLogic Health Solutions announced the appointment of Amanda Rao to the position of technical and research manager.

Sports scientist Ladislav Pataki has been named director of research and development at Ameritech International Corp. of Phoenix. Pataki developed both the PowerLean and NutrLife health and wellness lines recently purchased by Ameritech.

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Chemi Nutra, which supplies nutraceutical ingredients to the nutrition, functional food and medical food industries, hired Nathan Batt as sales manager.

Seattle-based Tully?s Coffee Corp. appointed Mark DaCosta as vice president, wholesale operations, and Dean Olson as senior director of licensing and business development.

Vancouver, Wash.-based Cardinal Nutrition hired Dennis H. Walker to manage sales activities in the western United States. Walker has 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience.

Dallas-based Dean Foods hired Joseph Scalzo as president and chief executive officer of White Wave Foods. Scalzo has 20 years of experience at major consumer product and beverage companies.

Robert Tepper, president of Sunrise Management, will serve as national sales manager of Rush Beverage Co., and his crew will be Rush?s regional sales managers.

Minneapolis-based Mrs. Meyer?s Clean Day appointed Lisa Fredericks as vice president of sales. Allan Beil was promoted to national sales manager.

Chicago-based Potbelly Sandwich named Walter Robb to the board of directors. Robb is the co-president of Whole Foods Market.

Earthbound Farm, a grower and shipper of organic produce and specialty salads, named Mike Stevens director of sales.

Albert?s Organics appointed Troy Ludgate general manager, Brian Goering sales manager and Gary Overturf operations manager of the Albert?s Roots and Fruits division.

Modern Healthcare magazine named Roger L. Williams, M.D., executive vice president and chief executive officer of the United States Pharmacopeia, as one of the 100 most powerful people in health care.

Golden, Colo.-based Coleman Natural Foods Co. appointed Charles W. Fletcher as vice president/chief marketing officer.

Oakland, Calif.-based Numi Tea hired Jerry Maynard as vice president of sales.

Vladimir Badmaev, M.D., Ph.D., vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Sabinsa Corp., recently presented ?The Role of Lean Body Mass in Successful Weight Management? at the World Obesity and Weight Loss Congress in Washington, D.C.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVI/number 10/p. 56

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