TSG Consumer Partners LP, a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, named founding partners J. Gary Shansby chairman and Charles H. ?Chuck? Esserman president and chief executive. Both remain managing directors.
Albert?s Organics, a national distributor of organic produce and perishables, has hired Roger Niebolt as western division sales manager.
Pure Alaska Salmon Co. of Bellingham, Wash., has hired Kathryn Allen, who will take on the responsibilities of national marketing strategies, promotions and sales management.
Futurebiotics, a technology company based in Hauppauge, N.Y., has hired Steve Welling as chief operating officer.
Boulder, Colo.-based IZZE Beverage Co. has hired Peter Burns as vice president of sales. In addition, Greg Stroh, co-founder and original vice president of sales and distributor relations, has stepped down from day-to-day operations at the company.
Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles-based global network marketing company, has hired Marcelo Zalcberg as operations director of Herbalife Brazil.
Earthrise Nutritionals, an Irvine, Calif.-based spirulina supplier, named Lance Sigal director of marketing.
Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., supplier of MEG-3 Brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA dietary supplement and food ingredients, has opened a regional office in Sydney, Australia. Kevin Krail has been appointed as general manager of the new Australian office.
David Neuman, vice president of sales and marketing at Blaine, Wash.-based Nature?s Path Foods, has been appointed vice chairman of the Whole Grains Council, an organization that promotes the benefits of whole grains. Additionally, Michael Manning has joined Nature?s Path in the newly created position of Northeast natural foods regional sales manager.
Washington, D.C.-based Food Marketing Institute has appointed Claudia Peters as vice president of communications and marketing.
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