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Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. appointed RICHARD F. BARUCH JR. to the new position of senior vice president, chief commercial officer. Baruch most recently served as vice president of category advisory services at Coca-Cola, where he led an initiative to build a new organization and bring a new set of capabilities to Coca-Cola’s North American business.
JOHN E. FORTUNA was appointed COO of Jacobsen Construction Company, where he previously served as construction manager. Fortuna also directs Jacobsen building information modeling, and research and development efforts.
Grow America named JACK W. SUNDERLAGE executive vice president of national sales. In this position, he will provide leadership in securing nationally renowned sponsors and partners for Grow America programs in support of entrepreneurs. Sunderlage most recently served as CEO of ContentWatch.
The Geological Society of America gave its George P. Woollard Award for outstanding contributions to University of Utah geophysicist ROBERT B. SMITH, a world expert on earthquakes and volcanism in the Yellowstone National Park region.
JOE ATKIN was promoted to CEO of GOAL ZERO. Atkin previously served as president of the company. Prior to working for GOAL ZERO, Atkin was a senior manager at Sorenson Capital. Atkin has started four businesses and served as a president, CFO and vice president of marketing for several businesses.
ZAGG Inc named KENT WUTHRICH executive vice president of marketing. He will oversee global marketing efforts for the company and its brands, including iFrogz and invisibleSHIELD. Wuthrich joined ZAGG as vice president of creative for iFrogz, which was acquired by the company in 2011. DEREK SMITH has been appointed executive vice president of sales for the company. He will lead the company’s global sales efforts to increase distribution in retail outlets and online.
HAROLD R. WING, owner of Wing Enterprises and chairman of the board of Little Giant Ladder, was the commencement speaker for the Stevens-Henager College 2012 graduation. Wing was the fourth person ever to be inducted into the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum Hall of Fame. He served as mayor of Springville from 1998 to 2000.
STEVEN M. GLOVER, professor and director of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management, received two independent academic research funding grants from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) to create academic research articles. The grants are intended to encourage collaboration between top academic scholars and global network accounting firms to provide expert research on subjects CAQ deems important to enhancing the public trust in the capital markets.
SCOTT MORRISON was named director of finance for Staker Parson Cos. and Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division. As director of finance, Morrison will coordinate budgeting and forecasting processes. He will also assist in the development and implementation of goals, priorities, policies and procedures relating to financial management.
The board of directors of South Davis Community Hospital (SDCH) elected WILLIAM P. MOORE as the organization’s chairman. Moore has served as a board member for the past nine years. LARRY OLSON joined SDCH as its newest board member. Olsen is the chairman and co-CEO of Les Olson Company. He is currently on the board of directors for Amicus Foundation, Hale Center Theatre and Utah Section PGA.
BYRON L. AMES, JAROM B. BANGERTER and MATTHEW G. GRIMMER joined Wrona Law Firm in Park City. The three attorneys bring more than 20 years of collective legal experience to the firm. Ames is a former partner at Tharpe & Howell, where he managed that firm’s Las Vegas and Salt Lake City offices. Bangerter comes from Palemer, Ala., where he served for several years as an assistant district attorney for the state of Alaska. Grimmer was formerly a shareholder with the Durham Jones & Pinegar law firm in Salt Lake City.
The St. Regis Deer Valley appointed KEVIN P. HINES as director of food and beverage. Hines joins the luxury hotel with more than 20 years of experience in food and beverage operations at several of the country’s leading ski resorts, luxury beach resorts and convention centers. Hines, considered an expert in wine and spirits, will be responsible for the acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten J&G Grill, the hotel’s 10,000-bottle wine vault, and all catering and banquet operations.