Part 8: People (Feb. 2005)

[2/25/2005] Aloecorp Appoints Industry Leader to Position of Sales and Marketing Vice President
US-based Aloecorp has announced the appointment of Walt C. Jones, Sr. to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11782&zoneid=2
http://www.aloecorp.com
http://www.npicenter.com/listings/CompanyDetail.aspx?companyId=13112

[2/25/2005] NNFA Announces Annual Award Winners
The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) has announced winners for the Burton Kallman Scientific Award (Richard Anderson, Ph.D) , Rachel Carson Environmental Award (Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc.) , President's Award (Robert Ullman), NNFA Crusader Awards (Susan Haeger, Aubrey Hampton, Jim Hopper, Carol Simontacchi, and Mark Stowe) , Clinician Awards (Sidney Baker, M.D., and Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., A.H.G.) and Socially Responsible Retailer Awards (The Fruitful Yield Stores in Illinois, Rainbow Blossom, Inc. in Kentucky, and PCC Natural Markets in Washington).
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11788&zoneid=2
http://www.nnfa.org

[2/24/2005] Zila Strengthens Management Team
US-based healthcare company Zila, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZILA) has announced the appointment of Gary V. Klinefelter, formerly with AMERCO, as Vice President and General Counsel.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11778&zoneid=12
http://www.zila.com

[2/23/2005] Bio-One Removes CEO, Appoints Interim CEO
US-based supplement company Bio-One Corporation (BICO) has announced the termination of Armand Dauplaise from the position of Chief Executive Officer, and the appointment of Frank M. Clark as interim CEO, with David G. Collins, C.P.A., Chairman of the Audit Committee, serving as interim CFO.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11765&zoneid=12
http://www.bioonecorp.com/

[2/23/2005] Levlad/Nature's Gate(R) Names Paddy Spence as President
US-based personal care company Levlad/Nature's Gate(R) has announced the appointment of Paddy Spence, formerly chairman of SPINS, to the position of President where he will also serve as a member of the board of directors for Natural Products Group, LLC, the holding company for Levlad and Arbonne International.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11766&zoneid=34
http://www.levlad.com

[2/22/2005] GTC Nutrition Names Ken Bender National Account Manager – Dietary Supplements
US-based GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), has announced that Ken Bender has been named national account manager - dietary supplements, a promotion from the position of technical sales agent, western United States.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11758&zoneid=2
http://www.gtcnutrition.com

[2/22/2005] GNC Names Robert Homler Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer
US-based GNC Corporation (GNC) has announced the appointment of Robert Homler as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, reporting directly to Robert J. DiNicola, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11759&zoneid=2
http://www.gnc.com/

[2/22/2005] Richard L. Shipley, 89, Founder and President of American Casein Company and American Custom Drying Company
Richard L. Shipley, founder and president of American Casein Company and American Custom Drying Company, passed away on January 30, 2005 at the age of 89.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11761&zoneid=2

[2/21/2005] Passing of Industry Veteran, Donald Blaine of Kyowa Hakko U.S.A.
Donald Blaine, vice president of sales for Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., died Saturday, February 12 in Southern California, at the age of 53.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11751&zoneid=34

[2/21/2005] Herbalife Names Three Additional Members to Board of Directors
US-based Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has announced the appointment of Leroy T. Barnes, Jr., Richard Bermingham and Peter Maslen to the company's Board of Directors, joining the nine current members of the Board.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11754&zoneid=12
http://www.herbalife.com/

[2/18/2005] Ethnobotanist Michael J. Balick Receives Prestigious International Science Award
Michael J. Balick, Director of New York Botanical Garden’s Institute of Economic Botany, has been named the recipient of the 2004 International Scientific Cooperation Award, by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11733&zoneid=34
http://www.aaas.org/

[2/18/2005] Health Sciences Group Names Sid L. Anderson to Board of Directors
US-based Health Sciences Group, Inc. (HESG) has announced the appointment of Mr. Sid L. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11741&zoneid=12
http://www.hsciences.com/

[2/15/2005] Natural Health Trends Corp. Appoints Keith C. Zagar Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
US-based direct selling company Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHLC) has announced the appointment of Keith C. Zagar as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11707&zoneid=12
http://www.naturalhealthtrendscorp.com/

[2/11/2005] Two new Directors join GROUPE DANONE Board
France-based Groupe Danone has announced that the company's Board of Directors has co-opted Mr. Jean Laurent to the position of independent Director and will put a proposal to the next General Meeting of Shareholders for the appointment of Mr. Bernard Hours as a Director.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11685&zoneid=12
http://www.danone.com/

[2/10/2005] Fytokem Announces New Board Members
Canada-based ingredient producer Fytokem Products Inc. has announced that John Cross and Roger Francis have accepted appointments to the board of directors.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11683&zoneid=12
http://www.fytokem.com/

[2/9/2005] Gary Fread Named New President of GFTC
The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has announced the appointment of Gary Fread as President and C.E.O., replacing Terry Maurice. Mr. Fread's background includes time with both Campbell Soup and Proctor & Gamble.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11655&zoneid=34
http://www/gftc.ca
http://www.npicenter.com/listings/CompanyDetail.aspx?companyId=23489

[2/8/2005] Bioriginal Europe/Asia Announces 3 New Appointments
Canada-based Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. has announced that the company's European facility - Bioriginal Europe/Asia has appointed Mr. Martin Hettema, MSc. as Area Sales Manager-Asia, Mrs. Hanneke Schleicher as QESH Manager, and Mr. Joan de Jong as European Operations Manager. According to the company, all three will be based in Bioriginal’s Netherlands office.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11642&zoneid=12
http://www.bioriginal.com/
http://www.npicenter.com/listings/CompanyDetail.aspx?companyId=2830

[2/8/2005] Elan Nutrition Appoints Key Account Manager
US-based bar manufacturer Elan Nutrition has announced the appointment of Pam Lauroff as key account manager.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11645&zoneid=2
http://www.elannutrition.com/
http://www.npicenter.com/listings/CompanyDetail.aspx?companyId=23072

[2/8/2005] Bioforce USA Appoints Retail Relations Expert
Brand distributor Bioforce USA has announced the appointment of Pierce Siousatt as Vice President of Retail Relations, a new position for the firm.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11641&zoneid=34

[2/8/2005] Former Heinz North America CEO Joins Atkins Nutritionals As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
US-based food and supplement company Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (ANI) has announced that Neil Harrison has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, while Mark Rodriguez, currently General Manager, ANI North America, assumes the position of President of ANI, North America.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11648&zoneid=12
http://www.atkins.com

[2/4/2005] Kraft Foods Names Black to New Post as Vice President, Nutrition
US-based Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), has announced that Richard Black is joining the company as Vice President, Nutrition, effective February 28. His responsibilities will include developing and leading company-wide nutrition programs, as well as responsibility for nutrition strategies and guidelines, measurement of nutritional quality and specific portfolio improvement opportunities.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11621&zoneid=12
http://www.kraft.com/

[2/2/2005] Chr. Hansen Makes Changes in Sales Management and Globalizes Activities
Denmark-based Chr. Hansen has announced a reorganization of the company's sales management team in North America. Paul Duddleston is appointed to Vice President of Sales for Food and Beverage, Ken Gawley is promoted to Director of Marketing for Food and Beverage, and Kristian Elsborg is promoted to Vice President of Sales for Dairy. The company has noted that it has integrated the North American marketing, product management and production activities into the global organization.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11596&zoneid=34
http://www.chr-hansen.com/

[2/1/2005] GTC Nutrition Names Manager To Enhance Customer Service
US-based GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), has announced the naming of Barbara Homs as manager of marketing and customer service for the company.
Internet Resources:
http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11587&zoneid=2
http://www.gtcnutrition.com/

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