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People news: Rick Ruffolo appointed CEO and president of Sensible Organics

People news: Rick Ruffolo appointed CEO and president of Sensible Organics

People news about John Carlson, Kathleen Dills, Mark Maggio, James Prochnow, Harry Rice, Mike Roberts, Ellen Schutt, Cynthia Rousselot, Rick Ruffolo, Les Hamilton, Ilan Ron, and Doug Lynch.

John CarlsonJohn Carlson, cofounder and former president of Arlington Heights, Ill.-based supplements company Carlson Laboratories, died Oct. 1. He was 77. Carlson started Carlson Laboratories with his wife, Susan, in 1965 and remained active in the business through 2010. A long-time advocate for dietary supplements, Carlson was an active member of the Natural Products Association, National Institute of Nutritional Education and other industry organizations. In 2009, John received the prestigious Nutrition Business Journal Summit Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing him as a pioneer who helped build the natural products industry.

Simi Valley, Calif.-based derma e Natural Bodycare hired Kathleen Dill sas Canadian regional sales manager.

Nawgan, a brain-health beverage manufacturer in St. Louis, named Mark Maggio director of natural sales. 

James Prochnow joined the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Products Foundation board of directors for a three-year term.

Salt Lake City–based Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s expanded its management team to include Harry Rice, Mike Roberts and Ellen Schutt.

European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers,Rick Ruffolo a Brussels, Belgium-based trade association, appointed Cynthia Rousselot director of European policy.

Beaver Falls, Pa.-based organic personal care manufacturer Sensible Organics appointed Rick Ruffolo CEO and president. >>

Los Angeles–based homeopathic products manufacturer Hyland’s hired Les Hamilton as vice president of sales.

Global ingredient supplier LycoRed, Israel appointed Ilan Ronvice president of global marketing and sales for its international and domestic markets and hired Doug Lynchas vice president of business development and new product marketing for the Eastern U.S. market.

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