The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Executive Committee has appointed Wilson Lau as chair of the AHPA Board of Trustees until March 2017.
Lau is the vice president of sales at nuherbs Company and has served on the AHPA board since 2008. He is also chair of AHPA's Tea and Infusion Products Committee.
"AHPA appreciates Wilson's willingness to take on the roles and responsibilities of board chair," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "AHPA will benefit from Wilson's strong leadership skills and extensive experience in the herbal products industry."
Lau replaces Graham Rigby, who recently left New Chapter to become chief innovation officer for Organic India.
"AHPA thanks Graham for his service as AHPA's board chair since March 2015," added McGuffin. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Graham in his new position at Organic India USA, another AHPA member company."
New Chapter has appointed Sara Newmark, its director of sustainability, to fill the vacancy created by Rigby's departure. She will serve in this role until the next board election in March 2017.
In related news, Tina Mori, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Pacific Nutritional, has joined the AHPA board to fill a position left vacant when Michael Schaeffer left Pacific Nutritional to join Kirkman Group this month. Mori will also serve in this capacity until the next board election.