Dr. Nancy Rachmanhas been named senior director, safety evaluation and scientific affairs for theFood Products Association. In this position, she will focus on scientific, regulatory and public policy development associated with food safety.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute(PMMI) reorganized its internal operations, creating four business units, and promoting individuals to oversee each unit.Tom Eganis vice president of industry services; Jorge Izquierdo is vice president of market development;Matthew Crosonis vice president of member services/communications andJim Pittasis vice president of tradeshows.
Food distribution companyNash FinchappointedAllister Grahamas interim CEO. Graham was chairman of the board of directors for the company and previously served as CEO of theOshawa Group Ltd., a multi-billion dollar food distributor in Canada.
Poore BrothersappointedEric Kufelas CEO and director andLarry Polhillas chairman of the board of directors. Kufel was president, CEO and director of the company from 1997 to 2004 and chairman of the board from 2004 until 2006. Polhill was previously a member of the company's board of directors.
US Can Corp.is selling its US and Argentinean operations toBall Corp.The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter.
Suzanne Pattersonwas elected vice president, internal audit forCoca-Cola Enterprises. Patterson, who comes to the company from Sun Microsystems, will be responsible for all audit functions.
Frozen Food Express IndustriesappointedThomas Yetteras interim CFO to replaceGary Prudenwho resigned as an officer and director of the company. Yetter has been with the company for 20 years and served as the treasurer since 1988.
Neal Jansen, a member of the board of directors ofVita Food Products, died in February. He served as director of the company since 1983 and was CEO and chairman ofLettieri's Inc., a manufacturer of Italian food. He previously served as CEO and chairman ofFarm Fresh Catfish Co.and was CEO ofPies Inc.