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Natural product movers & shakers - December 2015

Natural product movers & shakers - December 2015
Your recap of who did what in the natural products industry this month.

Superfood-based supplement, food and beverage company Genesis Today is on a mission to sustain its growth trajectory and move to the next level with newly minted CEO Bill Meissner at the helm. Jeff Brucker has also been appointed vice president of marketing.

Lisa Ennis recently joined the staff of Mountain Dairy as director of marketing and sales, bringing with her more than 20 years of sales experience in food and beverage distribution. Ennis is a specialist in direct store delivery, having dealt with a variety of distribution and mass merchant channels.

Aker BioMarine, a leading supplier of krill-derived products to the consumer health and wellness and animal nutrition markets, has hired Ian Chant as general manager in Australia. Ian will oversee sales and business development in the region.

Chemi Nutra is proud to announce that Cassandra Heiden has joined the company as supply chain manager responsible for customer service, planning, import/export and domestic transportation, inventory management and overall logistics for Chemi Nutra’s family of proprietary specialty ingredient products.

Co-founder and CEO of Quinn Foods, Kristy Lewis, was selected for The Griffin Report’s 2015 40 under 40 Industry Rising Leaders New Channels list. The New Channels feature includes new categories in the food business in the past few years such as organic, natural, specialty, big box, drug and new ventures.

Sabinsa Corporation has promoted Ahmed Khan to the position of national sales manager - USA effective January 1, 2016. He will be responsible for overseeing sales throughout the US, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction and deepening client relationships.

Skincare brand Rodan & Fields LLC announced that Lori Bush will be retiring from her position as president and chief executive officer , effective upon the appointment of her successor. Ms. Bush will remain a member of Rodan + Fields’ Board of Directors and serve as an advisor to the new CEO to ensure a smooth transition.

NattoPharma ASA announced organizational changes and management team additions. Daniel Rosenbaum, who has been serving as COO of NattoPharma for the last 12 months, will now assume the role of CEO. Dr. Hogne Vik, who has been serving in the role of CEO of NattoPharma since 2012, will now assume the role of chief medical officer. Kjetil Ramsøy will join the company, effective January 1, 2016, in the role of chief financial officer. William Sommer joins the company to serve as vice president, global development and regulatory.

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