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Tech Flash's People, Plant and Industry News

Tech Flash's People, Plant and Industry News

December 12, 2011

Carmine Catalana III, Cumberland Diary patriarch, passed away at age 81. Under his direction, Cumberland Dairy grew from a small, local New Jersey dairy to one of the largest producers on the East Coast.

The 2011 Invensys Operations Management OPEN winner for Asset Excellence is Frito-Lay of Plano, TX. The People Excellence award was given to Campbell’s Soup of Camden, NJ.

Dean Erstad, senior vice president sales for Seneca Foods Corp., was elected chairman of The Food Institute as his predecessor, Donna George, president and chief operating officer of Dr. Schar USA Inc., concludes her service and becomes past chair of the Institute.

Lyco Manufacturingappointed Jon Cleveland as its marketing manager. Cleveland joins Lyco after serving with ABB Automation in the US and UK. Tom Surmiak was appointed as the company’s international sales manager.

Eriezcompany founder, Orange Fowler (O.F.) Merwin, was inducted into the Erie, PA Hall of Fame.

Hapman added Leonard Engineered Products Company of Hollywood, CA to its team of master account representatives.

Sara Lee Corp.and its Norwegian joint venture partner Kaffehuset Friele have entered into an agreement with ISS A/S to acquire the House of Coffee business, a foodservice provider of beverage solutions to offices and institutions in Norway and Denmark.

Sunwin International Nutraceuticals, Inc.entered into an agreement to supply its stevia extracts to Domino Foods, Inc. and its affiliated companies for use in low-calorie sweeteners.

United Natural Foods, Inc. received LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council for its Lancaster, TX distribution center.

Owens-Illinois, Inc.named Tony Gardner the company’s new senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Gardner succeeds Erasmo Schutzer, the company’s former senior vice president and chief marketing officer, who left the company in August.