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CFO tapped at Balchem
Frank Fitzpatrick has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer of New York-based Balchem. Fitzpatrick joined the company in 1997. His responsibilities have grown to include risk management, the information technology platform and all financial compliance issues of the SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Sales VP rides to Blue California
Ingredients manufacturer Blue California has appointed Cecilia McCollum as vice president of sales and marketing. McCollum has worked for many years in the nutraceuticals industry, most recently at Cyvex Nutrition. Blue California specialises in the manufacture of botanical extracts and other speciality ingredients.

Cardinal sings for sales chief
Cardinal Nutrition, a Washington company that manufactures methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), has hired Wayne McCune as its director of sales. He has 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Cardinal Nutrition operates the world?s only facility dedicated to the production of licensed MSM; the facility is also NNFA-GMP certified.

DSM launches restructuring
As part of its restructuring programme that includes increased marketing efforts and launching new research projects, DSM Nutritional Products will be cutting about 420 jobs at its Sisseln and Birsfelden, Switzerland, sites during 2004-06.

Parent company DSM will shed another 500 jobs in support services and manufacturing in Geleen, Netherlands, as part of an effort to trim more than $60 million per year for the next two years. DSM Nutritional Products—the former Roche division Vitamins & Fine Chemicals—was acquired by DSM in September 2003.

Same game, new name
British Columbia?s Inovatech has announced the renaming of its Nutrition Division to Vitalus Nutrition. The management and operations of the division will not change, and it will continue to serve worldwide markets. Vitalus Nutrition manufactures speciality proteins, with an emphasis on value-added dairy proteins such as whey protein isolates and concentrates.

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