Earthbound Farm names Hrybowych, Foster to posts

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SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CALIF. — Earthbound Farm, a producer of organic produce and specialty salads, has hired Natalia Hrybowych as senior product manager and John Foster as senior manager of the company’s Organic Integrity program.

Ms. Hrybowych has worked for Crayola, Pfizer, Hershey and AC Nielsen in product and category management. She started in her new role on Oct. 1.

"She’ll be managing new product strategy and tactics, adding fresh energy to our integrated product development process," said Tonya Antle, vice-president of organic sales. "We’re looking forward to working with her — Earthbound Farm is working on a lot of exciting ideas, and Natalia will be an integral part of bringing them to market successfully."

Mr. Foster has experience in organic production, processing, inspection and auditing. He comes to his new position after three years as an inspector, technical reviewer and interim executive director with organic certification agency Oregon Tilth.

The Organic Integrity program, which Mr. Foster will have leadership as senior manger, is new at Earthbound Farm.

"The quality, safety, and integrity of our organic product have always been key principles of our business and our commitment to organic farming," said Will Daniels, vice-president of Quality, Food Safety and Organic Integrity. "Over the years, as organic techniques have developed and the organic market has grown, it’s become obvious to us that maintaining our commitment also means heightening our vigilance. John will help us build a strong program that safeguards the integrity of Earthbound Farm organic products for the consumer."

Mr. Foster will develop and implement the Organic Integrity Program across the company’s organic supply chain and work to maintain the company’s approved supplier program.

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