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Natural product movers & shakers - May 2016

Natural product movers & shakers - May 2016
Your recap of who did what in the natural products industry this month.

Joe Weiss has joined Nutrition 21 LLC, a leading developer and marketer of patented nutritional products, as president. His top priorities will be to accelerate the company's growth with product innovation, science and branding. For the past six years he was vice president of corporate brands at Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. and was responsible for product development, sourcing, quality and scientific and regulatory affairs.

Trace One, a global leader in private label product development management solutions and supplier collaboration software for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, announced that Kelly Thompson has joined its management team to direct the company’s strategy on retailer and supplier collaboration. In her new role at Trace One, Thompson will be responsible for the strategy, evolution and execution of Trace One’s supplier collaboration program. She has held strategic positions in relation to product development and private label sourcing at Target, as well as Technology roles at both Kraft and Nestle.

Technology-driven health and wellness products company NutraClick appointed Brandon Cantrell to director of specialty growth strategy. In this role, he will help enhance, broaden, and execute strategic initiatives to support NutraClick’s growing footprint within the specialty retail sector.  

Nutrient Innovations welcomed Eric Phaykaisorn as its new director of sales. With more than seven years of industry experience, Eric brings extensive expertise in sales and customer support with a wide range of raw ingredients.

Lucky Jack Organic Coffee Co. has tapped Matthew Ammirati as co-CEO to work in tandem with current CEO Giancarlo Chersich. Together they will lead Lucky Jack as the brand expands and enters new distribution opportunities. This news follows Jillian Michaels taking controlling interest of Lucky Jack in January of this year. Ammirati, founder of holding company LP2, has also invested in the brand.

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