Industry & People
KVP, a manufacturer of plastic conveyor belting, named Christopher Nigon as president. Previously he was CEO of H&N Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging materials for the food industry.
Smithfield Foods achieved ISO 14001 certification for all of its US hog production and processing facilities.
Seattle Fish Co. of New Mexico purchased Morey's Seafood International's New Mexico location. Craig Risk will remain president of the new company.
Heath Shewmaker of King & Prince Seafood, Brunswick, GA, is the lucky winner of an Apple iPod. Food Engineering readers who participated in the recent Food Master User Research Study were eligible for the prize.
Pete Herb, vice president of business development at Fristam Pumps, has been elected to the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers' board of directors.
The board of directors of the WBF has decided to change the organization's name. "World Batch Forum" will be removed from use and WBF will be known as The Forum for Automation and Manufacturing Professionals.
Rene Steiner has been appointed president of Buhler North America. He is replacing Achim Klotz, who will now run the Die Casting division.
Landec Corp. has hired Ron Midyett as chief operating officer of its Apio, Inc. subsidiary, which markets a line of fresh-cut vegetable products.