Dole Food Co.promotedPeter Gilmoreto vice president, Eastern Seaboard sourcing. Gilmore joined Dole in 1979 as a management analyst. His most current role with the company was vice president, business development for Dole Fresh Fruit. Dole Food Co. also promotedKeith Mitchellto vice president, chief financial officer for Dole Fresh Fruit North America. With the company since 1993, his most recent position was director of finance and administration, Dole Fresh Fruit Europe.
Bridgford Foods'board of directors electedWilliam Bridgfordas chairman of the board. He was promoted from president of the company to succeedAllan Bridgford, who was elected senior chairman.John Simmonsis now president of the company.
Kraft Foodsis selling its Milk-Bone pet snacks brand and assets toDel Monte Corp.for $580 million. The Milk-Bone brand generated about $180 million in net revenue in 2005.
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI)namedJeff Rumachikas executive director of its wholesaler division, where he will develop and implement wholesaler member retention and recruitment, facilitate member-to-member networking opportunities, and identify and communicate key issues and trends to wholesalers. Rumachik will continue to serve as group director of field services, which he has led since March 2000.
Maui Land & Pineapple Co.namedRobert Webberchief financial officer and senior vice president of business. The company also appointedWarren Harukias class three director.
The US Poultry & Egg Associationelected three new members to its board of directors for 2006, includingHugh Cholickof Novus International,Donnie KingofTyson FoodsandWendell SheltonofGold Kist. The association also electedHenry Welchas vice chairman of the board,Norman Robinsonas immediate past chairman of the board andMonty Hendersonas secretary of the board.
William BloyerjoinedGolden Oval Eggsas vice president supply chain. Most recently he served as vice president of operation and supply chain for the Bakery and Food Service division ofInternational Multifoods.
Let's Dish, a retail meal preparation company, hiredKerry Krampas chief executive officer.
Dr. Ernie McCulloughjoinsASI Food Safety Consultantsas vice president of technical services. McCullough worked with companies such asSara Lee, Culinary FoodsandChiquita Brands.
Coffee Holding Co., Inc.has entered into a joint venture withCaruso's Coffeeof Brecksville, OH. Terms of the agreement permitGenerations Coffee Co., a Delaware limited liability company, to roast, package and sell private label specialty coffee products from the Brecksville, OH, location. Coffee Holding will own 60% and Caruso's will own 40% of the joint venture. Coffee Holding will be the exclusive supplier of coffee inventory for the venture.