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March 24, 2003
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3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. launched a new entity that combines all facets of the 55-year-old 3-A Sanitary Standards Program into one organization composed of five founding members, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 3-A Steering Committee. The founding members include the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the 3-A Sanitary Standards Symbol Administrative Council and the American Dairy Products Institute. Board members include Charles W. Bray (IAFIS); Dean B. Girton, Girton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (IAFIS); David W. Tharp (IAFP); Ronald Schmidt, University of Florida, (IAFP); Allen Sayler, (IDFA); Gregory A. Marconnet, Kraft Foods (IDFA); Larry Hanson, Sani-Matic, Inc.; David Fry (3-A Sanitary Standards Symbol Administrative Council); Warren Clark, Jr., Executive Cnsultant, Lee Blakely, Cheese and Protein International (ADPI); Robert F. Hennes (FDA); Duane Sporner (USDA); and Tracy Schonrock (3-A Steering Committee). Charles W. Bray has been elected as chair; David W. Tharp as vice chair; Warren Clarke, Jr. as secretary; and Gregory A. Marconnet as treasurer.

SK Daifuku appointed David C. Janke vice president of sales & marketing.

Mark Simon has been appointed to the newly created position of director of engineering at CASTion Corporation, a producer of zero-discharge wastewater and chemistry recovery systems for industrial applications.

Tampa, Florida-based Clextral Inc., manufacturer of twin screw extruders, acquired Afrem International and Lymac. Afrem International is a pasta and couscous processing equipment manufacturer, while Lymac makes vertical cartoners for packaging that allow for filling and sealing a variety of carton styles including parallel piped and conical formats.

Schneider Electric North American Division named David D. Petratis to the position of president and chief executive officer of the U.S. business.

PMMI appointed four new members to its board of directors. The following individuals have been elected to a four-year term: John Raterman, vice president, North American sales, Nordson Corporation; Glenn Siegele of Omega Design Corporation, Exton, PA; Randy Spahr, vice president of Packaging Machines International, Inc., of Elk Grove, IL; and Andrew Zucaro, president, AZCO Corporation of Fairfield, NJ.

Hixson announced two appointments. Warren Green has been hired as a senior process engineer. He will be defining, analyzing, specifying, designing and troubleshooting food process engineering systems. James Rivard was named director of client development for the food industry.

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