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Roger A ClemensUSDA appoints Clemens
Roger A Clemens, DrPH, the scientific advisor for the ET Horn Company's FoodTech Group, has been selected by the USDA to be one of 13 nationally recognized medical and scientific researchers from universities and scientific institutions across America to serve on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The committee is responsible for setting the tone for the updated dietary guidelines, which include consumer recommendations for balanced eating such as the MyPyramid programme.

IMG advancements
Gail FrankoskiMiranda BarnardCourtney MortonAmanda Holty
Integrated Marketing Group (IMG) has promoted several of its resident marketing and public-relations experts: Gail Frankoski to director of marketing, Miranda Barnard to director of public relations, Courtney Morton to senior public-relations counsel, and Amanda Holty to public-relations counsel. Frankoski will oversee the planning and execution of integrated marketing programmes for numerous natural-products clients. Barnard will manage all aspects of the PR department. Morton will manage client strategy development, media outreach and collateral development. Holty will execute PR activity surrounding product launches, tradeshow publicity and media-relations efforts.

Promotion at Wilke Resources
Wilke Resources has promoted Christina Young to western regional sales manager, dietary-supplements ingredients. The company specialises in supplying high-quality bulk ingredients to dietary-supplements manufacturers. The company represents such manufacturers as Fenchem Biotek, Primex, Nebraska Cultures, Sioux Pharm, Proliant Health Services, Danisco and Embria.

New lab director at Ethical Naturals
Ethical Naturals, a botanical-extracts supplier, has commissioned its new quality-control and research and development lab, with Dr Xianguo He as laboratory director. One of the earliest scientists to develop standardized extracts from botanicals in the US, Dr He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed published papers on the subject of plant phytochemistry and analysis, including an invited 35-page review paper for the Journal of Chromatography on HPLC-MS for studies of botanical extracts.?

Two promotions at NutraGenesis
Martha HaasDarlene Eisenhuth
NutraGenesis has promoted Martha Haas to manager of marketing and creative services. She will preside over the direction of marketing, advertising and public-relations functions for the company. Additionally, Darlene Eisenhuth has joined NutraGenesis as a member of the inside sales team. Eisenhuth will introduce NutraGenesis' bulk branded ingredients to marketers in the dietary-supplements, and functional-foods and beverages industries.

Americas VP hired
To support its growth in the American continent, Institut Rosell-Lallemand has appointed Jacques Milette as vice president Americas. Milette brings to the company his extensive knowledge of the North American life-science market. Most recently he was global vice president of sales, marketing and customer care of a well-established diagnostic company. Based in Montreal, he oversees the North and South America markets, and will support the development of the US probiotics market.

New sales director at Symetix
Symetix has appointed Phillip Wescott as director of sales and business development. He is responsible for leading strategies that bring Symetix's high-volume optical inspection systems, grading systems and continuous softgel finishing lines to customers in the nutraceuticals industry. Wescott was most recently as vice president of sales and marketing at World Energy Labs.

Glanbia Nutritionals appoints GM
Sebastian Mullin has been appointed general manager of Glanbia Nutritionals' performance-nutrition business, the largest European manufacturer of bespoke bars, gels and supplements for sports and specialist nutrition. Mullin will be responsible for driving innovation across the business, to expand the company's capabilities as the only end-to-end product development and custom manufacturing company in this market.

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