Industry & People
Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Skinner Valve Division changed its name to Parker Fluid Control Division.
USA Sunrise Beverages, Inc., based in South Dakota, acquired Avid Canada, Inc. Located in Alberta, Avid Canada, Inc. is involved in new technologies for microchip identification of animals and property.
Aurora Foods Inc. named Mark J. Knotts to the newly created position of vice president, logistics. He will report to Eric Brenk, senior vice president, operations, and will oversee logistics and the customer service group for all of the company’s products.
Campbell Soup Company hired Jay Gould as chief marketing officer for Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated based in Norwalk, CT. Previously Gould served as vice president, portfolio development and innovation for the global marketing division of the Coca-Cola Company.
Steven J. Heyer has been named president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Previously Heyer led Coke operations in Latin America.
Richard A. Noll has been elected senior vice president of Sara Lee Corporation by the company’s board of directors. Noll was appointed chief executive officer of the St. Louis-based Sara Lee Bakery Group in July 2002.
John W. Rice has been appointed business group vice president and chief executive officer of Unilever Bestfoods North America. In addition, he will continue as CEO of Slim-Fast Worldwide.