People on the move: NutriScience Innovations, Vitamin Shoppe, and more

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A new chief technology officer for Vitamin Shoppe to a new marketing executive for personalized nutrition company Persona, here’s a round-up of people on the move in the industry:

NutriScience Innovations, Dr. Michael Lelah, Chief Science Officer

Ingredient supplier NutriScience​ appointed Dr. Michael Lelah as its new chief science officer. Dr. Lelah will lead the company’s scientific and innovation initiatives as well as quality and regulatory functions. He comes to NutriScience with a wealth of experience in the dietary supplement and nutraceutical industries. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Lelah join our team.  Not only does he bring a wealth of experience, he also brings his unique creative energy and exceptionally broad skillset.”​ said Alan Yengoyan, President and CEO of NutriScience Innovations. “Ultimately, this will help NutriScience continue to bring innovative ideas and products to our customers along with a standard of providing world class support.”

The Vitamin Shoppe: Andrew Laudato, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Supplements retailer Vitamin Shoppe​ appointed Andrew Laudato as its executive vice president, chief technology officer. He brings with him over two decades of experience in information technology, enterprise project planning, as well as supply chain.

For the past two years, Laudato was Chief Information Officer at Brookdale Senior Living where he was a member of the executive leadership team with responsibility for all aspects of technology including back office, sales and marketing among other areas.  Prior to that he spent 15 years as Chief Information Officer at Pier 1 where he led several key initiatives including creating and executing a comprehensive IT and corporate strategy and led an enterprise-wide process efficiency initiative. 

Sharon Leite, Vitamin Shoppe CEO, said in a statement, "We have enhanced our team with a proven and recognized leader. Andy brings valuable experience and expertise to this role and was chosen for his industry knowledge, experience in company-wide technology transformations and his collaborative approach to change. In this new role, Andy will partner with leaders across the organization to help us innovate and provide solutions to meet the rapidly changing expectations of today's customer.”

Persona: Cynthia Trumpey, Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Cynthia Trumpey will oversee the integrated marketing programs of Persona​, a personalized nutrition supplement company, helping build brand awareness and drive sales of the company’s customized daily vitamin packs.

She brings with her more than 20 years of experience. Previously, she was senior vice president of marketing at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. Trumpey holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and earned a Level 1 Certification from Precision Nutrition, the largest private nutrition coaching and education company in the world.

Cynthia Trumpey Persona CMO
Cynthia Trumpey, Chief Marketing Officer, Persona

"Cynthia's tremendous track record of leading companies to double-digit annual growth, coupled with her ambition to deliver high-quality results, makes her an exciting addition to the Persona team,"​ said Jason Brown, founder and CEO, Persona.

"We look forward to utilizing her unique experiences in marketing, customer acquisition and retention to continue our aggressive growth in the personalized nutrition and direct-to-consumer industries."

Boulder Botanicals: David Gumner, Chief Marketing Officer

David Gumner Boulder Botanicals
David Gumner, Chief Marketing Officer, Boulder Botanicals

Boulder Botanical & Bioscience Laboratory (BBB Labs)​, a specialist in hemp-derived products for the health and wellness sector, appointed David Gumner as chief marketing officer, a new executive position for the company.

As CMO for Colorado-based BBB Labs, Mr. Gumner is responsible for building foundational marketing capabilities throughout the company. As a specialist in marketing consumer packaged goods (CPG), he brings more than 30 years of experience creating, building, and re-staging brands for companies and products in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

“David’s proven ability to build profitable, nationally recognized brands through research and data-driven analysis is exactly the skill set we need to position Boulder Botanical & Bioscience Laboratory for our next level of growth,”​ said Robert Di Marco, CEO and Chairman of BBB Labs.

“With the market for CBD products expanding exponentially, Mr. Gumner is uniquely qualified to establish our brands with wellness-minded consumers across America and beyond.”

Bell Flavors & Fragrances: Chelsea Gannage, Marketing Specialist

Bell Flavors & Fragrances​ hired Chelsea Gannage, marketing specialist, who will work out of the company’s headquarters in Northbrook, IL.

Chelsea Gannage
Chelsea Gannage, Marketing Specialist, Bells Flavors & Fragrances

Gannage has a diverse background working in a variety of roles within the consumer packaged goods industry, from food and beverage to beauty.

Previously, she worked at market research consultancy Lieberman Research Worldwide, where she held a marketing position. Prior, she was living abroad in Madrid, Spain, where she worked for Kellogg’s and obtained her MSc in Corporate Communication. She holds a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University.

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