Keystone Foods Chief Operating OfficerLarry S. McWilliamsassumed the company’s leadership role as president and CEO, succeedingJerry Dean, who recently elected to retire after leading the company for 17 years.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) named a new president,Toshiya Yamagishi. He also serves as president ofToyota Industries North America,Inc.; vice chairman ofToyota Material HandlingNorth Americaof Columbus, IN; and a member the board of directors for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. of Irvine, CA.
ConAgra Foods, Inc. purchasedMarie Callender’s brand trademarks from Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc. for $57.5 million.
Sabine Sagaert joinedCargill Maltas the general manager of malt operations in Europe.
Del Monte Foodssigned a one-year agreement withTruitt Brothersto co-pack Truitt Brothers’ cherries and pears in 2011 at the Del Monte Yakima, WA location.
POWER Engineers, Inc.is expanding its commitment to the food and beverage industry with the acquisition of Minneapolis-basedFood Systems Design, Inc.
Ray Richard joinedStratas Foods LLCas senior vice president, risk management and procurement.
Gordon Hardie joinedBunge Limitedas its managing director, food & ingredients.
Eriezcombined its US and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team, and promotedDave Heubel to the newly created position of director-North American sales.
Seattle-basedPowerit Solutions, an international company that plugs energy-intensive businesses into the smart grid, won a Connectivity Week Buildy Award for its work withFour Star Fruit of Delano, CA.
SPX Corporation’s Flow Technologysegment plans to combine two existing facilities, and build out the newly integrated facility’s equipment offerings and capabilities to upgrade its food and beverage processing Innovation Center in Soeborg, Denmark.