Natural Foods Merchandiser

People news: April 2010

John Venardos has been promoted to senior vice president, worldwide regulatory and government affairs for health products manufacturer Herbalife, based in Los Angeles. Herbalife also announced that Vasilios H. Frankos, PhD, will retire from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and join the company as senior vice president, product compliance and safety.

BI Nutraceuticals, a supplements supplier based in Long Beach, Calif.,expanded its marketing and sales team by promoting Quynh Lam to director of fulfillment services and hiring Angela Dorsey as product manager.

Jeffrey Noddle, executive chairman of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SuperValu supermarkets, received the Food Marketing Institute’s Sidney R. Rabb Award for his service to the community and his involvement in and strong advocacy on behalf of the supermarket industry. The award was presented at FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Jarrow Formulas, a supplements manufacturer headquartered in Los Angeles, hired Kaori Shimazaki, PhD, as a technical specialist.

Paul Lipscomb will assume the duties of interim executive director at the Eugene, Ore.-based Organic Materials Review Institute.

Stephen Strassler, president of natural skin care manufacturer Reviva Labs, based in Haddonfield, N.J., presented a certificate of excellence to Tracy Davidson, Philadelphia NBC-TV anchor, for her consumer protection reports.

Matt McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic, based in Clermont, Fla., cohosted The Wave’s Discovery Dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s Wave Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Uncle Matt’s Organic also hired Glen Garrity as national sales manager of juice operations.

Nutraceuticals International, based in Elmwood Park, N.J., added Akkeem Harrison and Stephen DiNatale to its U.S. sales team. Harrison will cover the Mid-Atlantic states; DiNatale will cover the West and Midwest states.

Gilbert, Ariz.-based Wisdom Natural Brands, manufacturer of SweetLeaf Sweetener, appointed Angus Flood, of PureCircle, as executive vice president for strategic development.

Raw ingredients supplier Cyvex Nutrition, based in Irvine, Calif., hired Sabrina Hinkis as technical manager.

Montvale, N.J.-based The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. announced that Ron Marshall assumed the role of president and CEO.

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