In partnership with Stratum Nutrition, 3i Solutions announced the addition of two new roles: Director of Finance and Director of Business Development. Brian Reich, Director of Finance at 3i Solutions, comes to the company with an extensive background 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, health care, and pet care industry, delivering solutions to help customers drive their products to market faster through market development activities creating new products offerings, optimizing current offerings or IDing key growth areas to expand the portfolio. She was formerly the VP of Growth Platforms at FONA International.
Nammex announced that Bill Chioffi has joined the company’s management team as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. Chioffi has 30 years of experience in the production and sale of herbal medicine within the natural products retail, manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors. He served a 21-year tenure with Gaia Herbs in various roles, concluding with his responsibilities as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Sustainability. Most recently, Chioffi was the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research at Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly SCNM), creating partnerships with Arizona State University and companies from the Natural Products sector for funded botanical research projects for two years. In addition to his work with Nammex, he serves on multiple 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 on City and State Pennsylvania publication’s power 100 list for agriculture. The list highlights 100 leaders “cultivating the state’s thriving farming sectors.” Moyer is a world-renowned authority on organic agriculture and CEO of Rodale Institute. The publication deemed Moyer an “organic farming guru” and highlighted his work advocating for regenerative organic agriculture. After joining Rodale Institute in 1976, Moyer spent 30 years as Farm Manager/Director before being appointed as Executive Director of the Institute in 2015. He was promoted to CEO in 2020. Moyer is well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing a Rodale Institute-invented tractor attachment dubbed the “roller crimper.” It’s a tool in no-till organic agriculture that limits soil erosion, improves soil health, and increases biodiversity. Moyer’s professional accomplishments include serving as the chair of the National Organic Standards Board. Further, he sits on the boards of the Regenerative Organic Alliance, the Soil Health Institute, and the advisory board of The Real Organic Project. In addition, he is a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic and past Founder and Board Chair of The Seed Farm, a farmer incubator project.
GoodSAM Foods announced multiple new hires: Kari Janapareddi as Director of Sales, Sara Galeano as Director of Sustainability, and Ryan Siwinski as Director of U.S. Operations. Janapareddi joins GoodSAM with over 12 years of CPG experience, including seven years working in the chocolate category at Taza Chocolate. Most recently she was the 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 B.S. in Operations & Supply Chain Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. His on-farm experience at Tussock Sedge Farm, White Oak Pastures, and Rodale Institute has helped him gain extensive knowledge in all aspects of regenerative agriculture systems. Additionally, the company is pleased to have Marcia Bell in the role of Chief Operating Officer after nearly a year as a consultant. Bell brings over 20 years of operations & logistics leadership expertise. Louise Kibugi will serve as Executive Coordinator, stationed in Nairobi, KenyaGood- thank yGood- tGoo. Each member of the GoodSAM team contributes to the overall mission of being good for the planet and creating sustainable impact in the food industry.
NutriLeads BV has appointed Joana Carneiro, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder and former CEO Erik Dam is stepping down from the company as it is accelerating into the next growth phase. Dr. Carneiro joined NutriLeads in April 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibilities for sales, marketing and business development. She previously held several leadership positions in both research and development and commercial operations during a decade at DSM, the global health, nutrition and biosciences company. Her positions included Global Commercial Operations Director and Global Business Director with P&L responsibility for ingredient businesses serving several segments of the food and beverage market. She led multidisciplinary business teams and developed and executed growth strategies that resulted in strong sales and increased market share.
Eva Criado Clemente is the new Marketing Manager and Sales Manager 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 the nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and pharmaceutical ingredients. Her previous positions include managing business development and communications for multinational companies ranging from Weider Nutrition, S.L. to Pharmactive Biotech Products, S.L.U., and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.
BGG World (BGG) has appointed Judy Kim, CMWC, CFS, to the position of Senior Sales Manager for BGG Americas. Kim will focus on managing existing accounts and building new customers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the entire country of Canada. Her background is in technical fields with roles in R&D and Food Development, for the most part working with natural, organic, and functional formulations. Recently, she has transitioned into a technical sales role. She is an IFT Certified Food Scientist with a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. She is a member of ISSN, ASN, ABC, ACS, and the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), with whom she obtained a Mental Wellness Coach certification focused on functional nutrition and lifestyle habits to benefit the gut-brain axis.
Natreve 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 full organization as an integral part of its leadership team. Hayden brings technical expertise and strategic vision for both 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 CPG industry, establishing brands including Coca-Cola’s Fuze Beverage, Earth’s Own Happy Planet Oat Milk line and PopChips.
Steven Tournas has joined the growing EarthKind team as Director of Sales. With over 25 years of building, guiding, managing, and motivating regional and national sales teams, Tournas will be heading up national U.S. sales for the company. In his new role, he sees the opportunity to accelerate sales and be part of the cultural shift in the pest