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August 1, 2011
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Denise Morrison

Campbell Soup Company elected Denise Morrison as president and chief executive officer. In October 2010, Morrison was named executive vice president and chief operating officer and elected a director of the company in anticipation of her appointment to the role of CEO at the beginning of fiscal year 2012. Morrison succeeds Douglas R. Conant.

Keystone Foods Chief Operating Officer Larry S. McWilliams assumed the company’s leadership role as president and CEO, succeeding Jerry Dean, who recently elected to retire after leading the company for 17 years.

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) named a new president, Toshiya Yamagishi. He also serves as president of Toyota Industries North America, Inc.; vice chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America of Columbus, IN; and a member the board of directors for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. of Irvine, CA.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. purchased Marie Callender’s brand trademarks from Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc. for $57.5 million.

Sabine Sagaert joined Cargill Malt as the general manager of malt operations in Europe.

Del Monte Foods signed a one-year agreement with Truitt Brothers to co-pack Truitt Brothers’ cherries and pears in 2011 at the Del Monte Yakima, WA location.

POWER Engineers, Inc. is expanding its commitment to the food and beverage industry with the acquisition of Minneapolis-based Food Systems Design, Inc.

Ray Richard joined Stratas Foods LLC as senior vice president, risk management and procurement.

Gordon Hardie joined Bunge Limited as its managing director, food & ingredients.

Eriez combined its US and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team, and promoted Dave Heubel to the newly created position of director-North American sales.

Seattle-based Powerit Solutions, an international company that plugs energy-intensive businesses into the smart grid, won a Connectivity Week Buildy Award for its work with Four Star Fruit of Delano, CA.

SPX Corporation’s Flow Technology segment plans to combine two existing facilities, and build out the newly integrated facility’s equipment offerings and capabilities to upgrade its food and beverage processing Innovation Center in Soeborg, Denmark.

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