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Capsugel, of Greenwood, S.C., has hired Peter Zambetti as its global business development manager for dietary supplements. Zambetti will be responsible for facilitating Capsugel's global outreach efforts and also work with local business development managers to identify market opportunities. Previously, Zambetti was the director of sales of microencapsulated food and dietary supplement ingredients for Balchem Encapsulates, and held several positions at Roche Vitamins Inc.

TriMedica International Inc., a natural dietary supplement manufacturer based in Tempe, Ariz., recently announced two promotions. Michele Vossellor will be the company?s creative director, leading the graphics team. Cynthia Martinez was named corporate sales trainer, a new position for the company products.
Debra Boyle, president of Pro Organics Marketing in Vancouver, Canada, received two awards for her achievements in the organic and natural foods industry. The Canadian Health Food Association presented Boyle with the Organics Achievement of Excellence Award for her contributions to the Canadian Organic Sector. Boyle also received an award from Nutrition Business Journal for personal service.

IZZE Beverage Co., based in Boulder, Colo., creator of nationally distributed sparkling juices, named Madeleine Berenson director of corporate communications. IZZE also named Heather Willison as media relations coordinator.

James J. Gormley has been named policy adviser for Citizens for Health. Gormley is an industry analyst, author and former editor-in-chief of Better Nutrition magazine. Gormley recently co-authored The User?s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements (Basic Health, 2004) with Shari Lieberman.

Brian Leahy has resigned his postion as president of California Certified Organic Farmers, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Cruz, Calif. Leahy began his tenure at CCOF in 2000.

The Colorado Dietetic Association presented its award for Outstanding Dietitian of the Year to Liz Marr, a registered dietitian and partner in Marr Barr Communications of Longmont, Colo. The award, which Marr received at the CDA annual meeting in Denver, honored leadership contributions to the profession of dietetics.

In April, Heather Mills McCartney and Paul McCartney spoke at a human security issues event in Los Angeles. Desert Essence, manufacturer of natural skin care products, sponsored the event, which addressed dangers of land mines.

Nutri-Vet Nutritional, a Boise, Idaho, manufacturer of pet and equine nutritional supplements has appointed L. Phillips Brown, DVM, vice president of research and development.

Peter Lamas, a creator of natural beauty products, has been touring the country since March to promote his new Lamas Botanicals skin care line as well as his book series,which includes Dying to Be Beautiful: The Real Facts About Potentially Harmful Cosmetic Ingredients (Bronze Bow Publishing, 2003).

Peter Sokoloski has been hired as private label manager of NOW Foods, a natural products manufacturer/distributor based in Bloomingdale, Ill. Sokoloski has worked in the natural foods and supplements industry for 20 years.

Ted E. Ziemann, president of Cargill Health and Food Technologies, was elected to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association?s board of directors. CHPA is a trade association based in Minneapolis, representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of medicines and nutritional supplements.

Seventh Generation, a Burlington, Vt.-based manufacturerof environmentally safe household products, appointed a new chief financial officer, Stuart ?Mickey? Wiles. Wiles joined Seventh Generation from his former position as CFO at Ben and Jerry?s.

Quality Assurance International, an organic certifier based in San Diego, announced three new staff appointments: Kristen L. Reimink as president, David Abney as director of certification services and John Foster as director of technical services.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXV/number 7/p. 68

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