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David Neuman, former executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Nature's Path Foods, has been named president of Lucini Italia Co.

Nature's Path Foods promoted Chip Goble to vice president of North American sales, Jeff Davis to U.S. national sales manager, Erik Eaton to district sales manager, East.

Earthbound Farm of San Juan Bautista, Calif., promoted Glenn Daniels to national sales manager and hired Rudy Belmares as its central region manager for valued-added sales and Brant Rigby as vice president of human resources.

Richard Lane is now president and chief executive of Wessanen North America. Lane was previously president of Supervalu's eastern region.

Cynthia Barstow, adjunct professor of natural marketing for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has launched the Seed to Shelf: Marketing for Sustainability firm. Barstow is a strategic partner with Dan Mishkind of Pure Design in Leveritt, Mass., and clients include Ambassador Organics, Hot Mamas Foods and Chang Naturals.

Steve Kaczynski, former vice president of sales and marketing for Wild Oats Markets, was named president of bigg's, a 13-store chain in Cincinnati owned by Supervalu.

Jennifer McCarthy, a dog trainer and columnist for Dogs and Cats 101, joined forces with Portland, Maine-based Planet Dog to assist in the development of new products and product testing.

Sherbrooke Capital, a health and wellness industry venture capital fund in Newton Lower Falls, Mass., promoted Mary Damkot to general partner.

Missoula, Mont.-based Nutritional Laboratories Int'l., a supplements manufacturer, appointed Michael Zeher president and chief executive officer. Zeher succeeds Terry Benishek, who founded the company in 1997. Zeher will also be president and CEO of Nutritional Holdings, formed one year ago when NLI was acquired by private equity fund Red Diamond Capital.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVII/number 7/p. 48-49

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