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Tree of Life appointed Ron Turner as vice president of sales, East region, and Jim Ford as national account manager for Publix Super Markets. Turner has 30 years of experience, including marketing positions at Hagemeyer, Richfoods, Weltrau and Procter & Gamble. Ford has 22 years of experience, most recently as director of natural foods at Kellogg.

Alan Peterson was hired as senior vice president of trade shows for New Hope Natural Media, which produces Natural Products Expo West and East as well as other international trade shows and publications, including The Natural Foods Merchandiser. He has worked in the trade show industry since 1990.

Healthnotes Inc. of Portland, Ore., hired David Minns as executive vice president of sales and Jeff Seacrist as vice president of marketing.

The Solae Co. in St. Louis hired Thomas Damiano to lead the global food platform strategy. Previously, he was vice president of commercial development at Degussa AG.

Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas Inc. hired Gail Mullery as its New York City sales representative.

NOW Foods of Bloomingdale, Ill., hired Jeffrey Eliason as national sales manager.

San Juan Bautista, Calif.-based Earthbound Farm, a producer of organic produce and specialty salads, hired Jeff Cook as chief financial officer. Cook, who has more than 18 years of financial experience in the fresh produce industry, previously held the position of vice president of finance at Fresh Express.

The board of directors at Chatsworth, Calif.-based supplement manufacturer Natrol Inc. elected Wayne Bos as chief executive officer and president designate. Bos, who also has been appointed to Natrol's board of directors, previously worked at Uniqema, a division of Imperial Chemical Industries in London.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVII/number 4/p. 56

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