Raymond A. Ash is the winner of the Forum’s Guido Carlo-Stella Award. Ash is a pioneer in developing batch automation systems at Proctor & Gamble. Ash, a Cincinnati-based consultant for the past nine years, invented and developed adaptive predictive control technology.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) announced the election of Patrick A. Gouveia of Atlas Cold Storage in Toronto as the 2003-04 chairman. Other elected officers include Vice Chairman John Randall of P&O Cold Logistics, Sydney, Australia and Treasurer Jeff Spence of ICS Logistics, Jacksonville, FL.
New members that were elected to the WFLO Board of Governors are: Sam Bowden, Arkansas Refrigerated Services, Fort Smith, AR; Derk van Mackelenbergh, Eurofrigo, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Jerry von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse, Newark, NJ.
Barbara Byrd Keenan was appointed executive vice president of the Institute of Food Technologists. She replaces Daniel E. Weber who retired earlier this year.
Safeline Inc. named George Louli director of marketing.
Sara Lee Corporation named Tracie Sheehan vice president, food safety. Responsible for global food safety programs, Sheehan also has direct operating responsibility for food safety management in the meats line of business. She comes to Sara Lee from Kellogg Company where she was director of food safety and supplier management.
Randy C. Papadellis, previously president and chief operating officer for Ocean Spray, has now been appointed as the cooperative’s chief executive officer.
Kirk W. Morton has been elected chief executive officer of Key Technology, Inc. Morton joined Key Technology in 1999 as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Previously he was vice president of sales and marketing for Stein, Inc., a business unit of FMC Corporation.