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Research-projects manager
Marigot added Denise O'Gorman, PhD, to its technical team. As research-projects manager, she will work to improve the scientific understanding of the health benefits of Aquamin, the company's multi- mineral ingredient. The news follows a period of sustained investment in clinical research to establish the potential benefits of Aquamin for bone health and sports nutrition. O'Gorman is a biotechnology graduate from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and completed her PhD in biochemistry at the University of County Cork.

Alan TurnerUK office hires chief
Niutang Chemical's new office in the UK is being run by Alan Turner, who recently joined the company as sales director for Niutang UK. Turner's credentials include previous employment with DSM's anti-infectives and speciality chemicals products, and aspartame producers Holland Sweetener. The goal of Niutang's new office is to expand its share in sucralose, aspartame and folic acid in this important geographical market. The company has its headquarters and manufacturing base in Changzhou, China, and has a base for mainland Europe in Rotterdam, as well as an office in California.

Account manager at Lonza
Lonza hired Stacy Baca for the position of western region account manager, food and nutrition. She will also manage the implementation of sales strategies and provide support to marketing efforts to achieve business team objectives.

Ed PeetSVZ hires new CEO
SVZ International appointed Ed Peet chief executive officer and member of the executive board of Cosun. Peet has been working in the international food industry since 1971. In his former position he was a member of the board of GBI Holding (formerly known as DSM Bakery and Gist-Brocades), and he was plant manager at Meneba and manager of procurement at Unilever and Hero.

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