Part 8: People (April 2005)

[4/29/2005] Wild Oats Markets, Inc. Names Chief Financial Officer
US-based natural and organic retailer Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (OATS) has announced the appointment of Robert B. Dimond as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 28, 2005. Dimond's background includes positions with Penn Traffic Company, Nash Finch Company and Kroger Company.
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[4/29/2005] Lifeline Therapeutics Names Jim Krejci to Board of Directors
US-based health products company Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Jim Krejci to its Board of Directors. Krejci's background includes the 3M Company, General Electric Diagnostic Imaging Division and Becton Dickinson Labware.
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[4/29/2005] Levlad Taps Marty Hagge as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Natural, personal care company Levlad Corp. has announced the appointment of Marty Hagge as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing with responsibility for both the branded and private label divisions of the company. Hagge's background includes positions with nSpired Natural Foods, Balance Bar, ZonePerfect Nutrition and The Dial Corporation.
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[4/29/2005] Nutritional Laboratories Promotes Stacey Petrey to General Manager of Western Strategic Business Unit
US-based contract supplement manufacturer Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc. (NLI) has announced the promotion of Stacey Petrey to the position of General Manager of the company's Western Strategic Business Unit. In this position she will become the focused General Manager overseeing all aspects of the client’s business and development activities for responsive and thorough client solutions in the region.
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[4/27/2005] Botaniex, Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
China-based Botaniex, Inc. (BTXI: Pink Sheets) has announced the appointment of Jacking (Jianqing) Zeng as Chief Operating Officer.
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[4/19/2005] Geni Herbs Meets Growing Demand With New Hires
Extracts manufacturer Geni Herbs has announced the addition of Jessica Purdom, Account Manager assigned to the West Coast and of Blake Ebersole, Marketing Coordinator.
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[4/19/2005] Herbalife Appoints Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Education
US-based network marketing company Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has announced the appointment of Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H. as vice president, medical affairs and education beginning July 5th. Dr. Gratton will coordinate the strategic management and direction of Herbalife's Medical Advisory Board.
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[4/14/2005] Jarrow Formulas Hires Probiotic Product Manager
US-based supplement company Jarrow Formulas, Inc. has announced the appointment of Brian Peeters as the company's Probiotic Product Manager. Peeters was previously with Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Nature Sweet Inc.
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[4/14/2005] Blue California Appoints Vice President of National Sales
US-based ingredient company Blue California has announced the appointment of Mark Sysler as vice president of national sales. Sysler was previously Sr. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sabinsa Corporation.
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[4/13/2005] Swiss Medica Announces Appointment of New Vice President
Canada-based health products company Swiss Medica (SWME) has announced the appointment of Wendy Kramer as Vice President in charge of the Company's newly acquired Anti-Depression BioHealth Solutions division.
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[4/12/2005] John L. Cassis Joins Nutrition 21 Board Of Directors
US-based supplement company Nutrition 21, Inc. (NXXI) has announced that John L. Cassis has joined the Company's Board of Directors succeeding Robert Pollack, who has stepped down.
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[4/11/2005] New Morning Corporation Appoints New Management and Director
US-based nutraceutical distributor New Morning Corporation, (OTC: NWMN) has announced the departure of Thomas L. Crom and Philip Toy and the appointment of Charles R. Shirley as Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and director, Christopher J. Bass as Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, Randy R. Mullins, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer and John D. Briner, Esq., Vancouver, BC, as General Counsel.
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[4/8/2005] Lifeline Therapeutics Names James D. Crapo, M.D. to Board of Directors
US-based nutritional products company Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LFLT) has announced the appointment of Dr. James D. Crapo to the company's Board of Directors, bringing 30 years of experience in the health and science field to the position.
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[4/4/2005] CRN Announces New Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
US-based trade association The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced the appointment of Andrew Shao, Ph.D., to the CRN staff as vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs. Dr. Shao was previously senior scientist at General Nutrition Corporation (GNC).
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