People on the move: Nutra jobs

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NutraIngredients-USA presents a round up of movements in the nutra sector, including appointments at Cyvex, Reserveage, and the NPA.

Cyvex Nutrition​ has appointed Ginger Jinjarak​ as its Technical Services Manager. Jinjarak will lead the company's ongoing efforts to ensure adherence to strict standard operating procedures, assist in R&D, and perform testing on new and existing ingredients. “Ginger offers a wealth of technical knowledge and an excellent understanding of sound manufacturing practices,”​ noted Matt Phillips, President of Cyvex Nutrition.

Florida-based Reserveage Organics ​has appointed Rob Maru​ as VP of innovation and brand development. Maru previously spent 13 years with The Vitamin Shoppe. I hope to build on the success and growth story by fueling a pipeline of innovative, science-driven products that connect with the consumer and deliver results,”​ said Maru.

The Natural Products Association (NPA)​ has appointed Michael L. Keaton as new communications manager, supporting the NPA’s communications needs, with an emphasis on public relations duties. “NPA continues to do very valuable work for an industry that is tremendously valuable to the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americans, and Mike will help us tell the story better to our members, to the public, and to those on the Hill who can affect the way we do business in the industry,”​ said John Gay, NPA executive director and CEO.

Karma Nutritionals ​has appointed Steve Gibb​ as Senior Vice President of Sales, with the company poised for massive expansion. “Gibb is one of the most influential people in sports nutrition in Canada with worldwide industry connections. Landing an executive as experienced as Steve Gibb is an amazing victory for our company,”​ said Greg Cowan, President of Karma.

Lauren Clardy ​has been retained by Draco Natural Products​ as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. Jerry Wu, Draco’s president said: “Lauren brings to Draco solid technical experience in strategic marketing, product development, brand management, and business development. Her experience is invaluable as we continue to expand our portfolio of innovative specialty ingredients and botanical extracts.”

Deyu Agriculture Corp.​ an emerging distributor of organic and other agricultural products, has made four new appointments. Timothy Stevens, Al Carmona, ​and Longjiang Yuan​ have been appointed as independent directors, while Dr Wei Zhong Cai​ has been as Chief Scientist.

To notify the industry of your company's appointments please send information to Stephen Daniells at stephen.daniells'at', putting 'appointments' in the subject line.

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