July 26, 2005
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Ruth’s Hemp Foods Appoints New U.S. Sales Manager

TORONTO (July 26, 2005) — Ruth's Hemp Foods (, pioneers in the hemp foods industry, announced the hiring of C. Wesley Crain as National Sales Manager for the U.S.

Crain joins the company with more than 17 years of entrepreneurial experience in socially responsible businesses. Crain’s sales and marketing expertise focuses on building the brands equity through superior product development and understanding core customers. Most recently, Crain created and directed EcoDragon, a nationally recognized natural apparel brand. Prior to that, he ran SRCA, a consulting service for land and natural resource management.

Crain’s interest in organic food grew from a family background in agro-business and his subsequent conversion to organic gardening and support of local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) during his years living in Maine. Previously, as a director of a New Hampshire not-for-profit, Crain educated disadvantaged youth about healthy diets and has continued to pursue and promote healthy lifestyles through progressive business practices.

Distribution of Ruth’s Hemp Foods started last year in California, and has expanded to the mountain states, the Pacific Northwest, and the East Coast.

"The response to my line has been fantastic in the U.S.", Ruth Shamai, president of Ruth’s Hemp Foods, commented. "I needed someone to manage the growth and offer impeccable customer service. Wes fits that bill, with the passion, energy and vision to move us to the next level."

Ruth's Hemp Foods pioneered the use of hemp in food in North America, making Hemp Bars, Hemp Protein Powder, Omega Burgers™ (hemp burgers), Hemp Oil, SoftHemp™ (certified organic shelled hemp seed). Ruth’s Hemp Foods makes healthy, nutritious products that are packed with essential fatty acids and protein. They are always free of GMOs, refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives, fillers and colors.


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