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People News: Stratum Nutrition, Nammex, BGG World

In partnership with Strate Nutrition, 3i Solutions announced the addition of two new positions: Director of Finance and Director of Business Development. Brian ReichDirector of Finance at 3i Solutions, comes to the company with extensive experience in supply chain management, manufacturing operations and customer service. Becky Wagner, Director of Business Development at 3i Solutions, brings 25 years of experience in the food, beverage, healthcare and pet care industry, providing solutions to help customers bring their products to market. faster through market development activities creating new product offerings, optimizing offerings or identifying key growth areas to expand the portfolio. She was previously Vice President of Growth Platforms at FONA International.

Nomex announced that Bill Chioffi joined the company’s leadership team as director of strategy and innovation. Chioffi has 30 years of experience in the production and sale of herbal medicines in the natural product retail, manufacturing and food and beverage industries. He held various positions at Gaia Herbs for 21 years, ending with his responsibilities as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Sustainability. Most recently, Chioffi served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research at Sonoran Health Sciences University (formerly SCNM), building partnerships with Arizona State University and companies in the natural products sector for funded botanical research. projects for two years. In addition to his work with Nammex, he sits on several nonprofit boards: United Plant Savers, The Sustainable Herbs Program, and Appalachian Forest Farmers. He also represents Nammex with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).

Jeff Moyer was named to the City and State Pennsylvania publication’s Power 100 list for agriculture. The list highlights 100 leaders “who are cultivating the state’s thriving agricultural sectors.” Moyer is a world-renowned authority on organic agriculture and CEO of Rodale Institute. The publication considered Moyer an “organic farming guru” and highlighted his work advocating for regenerative organic farming. After joining the Rodale Institute in 1976, Moyer spent 30 years as a farm manager/director before being named the Institute’s Executive Director in 2015. He was promoted to CEO in 2020. Moyer is well known for having conceptualized and popularized an invention of the Rodale Institute. tractor attachment nicknamed the “Roller Crimper”. It is a tool of no-till organic farming that limits soil erosion, improves soil health and increases biodiversity. Moyer’s professional accomplishments include chairing the National Organic Standards Board. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Regenerative Organic Alliance, the Soil Health Institute, and the advisory board of The Real Organic Project. Additionally, he is a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic and former founder and chairman of the board of The Seed Farm, an agricultural incubator project.

GoodSAM Foods announced several new hires: Kari Janapareddi as sales manager, Sara Galeano as Director of Sustainable Development, and Ryan Siwinski as director of US operations. Janapareddi joins GoodSAM with over 12 years of CPG experience, including seven years in the chocolate category at Taza Chocolate. Most recently, she was National Sales Manager at NuttZo. Galeano has experience dedicated to building and strengthening sustainable organizations with significant social, environmental and economic impact. Siwinski holds a BS in Supply Chain Operations and Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His on-farm experience at Tussock Sedge Farm, White Oak Pastures and Rodale Institute has helped him gain in-depth knowledge of all aspects of regenerative agriculture systems. Additionally, the company is pleased to have Marcia Bell in the role of Chief Operating Officer after almost a year as a consultant. Bell brings over 20 years of operational and logistics leadership expertise. Louise Kibugi will serve as Executive Coordinator, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Every member of the GoodSAM team contributes to the overall mission of being good for the planet and creating lasting impact in the food industry.

NutriLeads B.V. named Joana Carneiro, Ph.D.., as general manager. Co-founder and former CEO Erik Dam is stepping down from the business as it ramps up into the next phase of growth. Dr. Carneiro joined NutriLeads in April 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibilities for sales, marketing and business development. Previously, she held several leadership positions in research and development and commercial operations for a decade at DSM, the global health, nutrition and biosciences company. Her roles include Director of Global Commercial Operations and Global Commercial Director with P&L responsibility for ingredient companies serving multiple segments of the food and beverage market. She led multidisciplinary sales teams and developed and executed growth strategies that resulted in strong sales and increased market share.

Eva Criado Clemente is the new Marketing Director and Sales Director for Europe and Latin America (LATAM) at Gadot Biochemicals Industries, Ltd. Based in Madrid, Criado Clemente brings to Gadot more than two decades of experience in omnichannel marketing and communications, business development and strategic management for nutraceutical, sports nutrition and pharmaceutical ingredients. His previous positions include managing business development and communications for multinational companies ranging from Weider Nutrition, SL to Pharmactive Biotech Products, SLU, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

BGG World (BGG) named Judy Kim, CMWC, CFS, as Senior Director of Sales for BGG Americas. Kim will focus on managing existing accounts and building new clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and across Canada. She has a background in technical fields with roles in R&D and food development, mostly working with natural, organic and functional formulations. Recently, she moved to a technical sales position. She is an IFT Certified Food Scientist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. She is a member of the ISSN, ASN, ABC, ACS and the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), with whom she obtained a wellness coach certification. be mentally focused on functional nutrition and lifestyle habits to benefit the gut-brain axis. .

Natrève announced the appointment of Daiana Hayden as Director of Sales in the United States. In this new role, Hayden will define, manage and execute sales operations for the entire organization as an integral part of his leadership team. Hayden brings technical expertise and strategic vision to Natreve’s sales department as well as the growing wellness category with a background in CPG sales management. She has over 15 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, building brands such as Coca-Cola’s Fuze Beverage, Earth’s Own Happy Planet Oat Milk line and PopChips.

Steven Tournas joined the growth EarthKind team as sales manager. With over 25 years of experience building, guiding, managing and motivating regional and national sales teams, Tournas will lead national US sales for the company. In his new role, he sees the opportunity to accelerate sales and be part of the cultural change in the pest control industry.