People and Industry News: December 2014
Sabra Dipping Co. named Shali Shalit-Shoval as chief executive.
Dean Foods hired Ralph Scozzafava as EVP and chief commercial officer.
General Mills, Inc. named Michael Fanuele as chief creative officer.
McCrometer promoted Melissa Aquino to the role of president.
MythBuster Jamie Hyneman, president of M5 Industries, will join Bimba Manufacturing’s product R&D team.
Ray Luca joined the PACK EXPO staff as director of expositions. PMMI, sponsor of PACK EXPO, announced the promotions of Katie Bergmann and Jim Pittas as senior vice presidents.
The Food Marketing Institute and Technomic have formed an alliance to offer retailers information on growth opportunities in the area of fresh prepared food.
The American Beverage Association elected Rodger L. Collins, president of packaged beverages for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as chairman of the ABA board of directors. In addition, ABA recently elected or re-elected a number of members to its board of directors. Serving four-year terms, these members are Steve Ford, Jerry Fowden, Seth Goldman, Andrew Moore and Anthony Varni.
Two Brazilian companies, the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group, will pay a collective $680 million to acquire Chiquita Brands International. The deal was announced in October after Chiquita shareholders rejected the company’s acquisition of Fyffes.
H2W Technologies, Inc. acquired the following Baldor linear motor products: cog-free brushless, iron-core brushless, single axis stepper, dual axis stepper, polynoid, AC induction and voice coil actuators.