People and Industry News: April 2015
Shambaugh & Sons, L.P. named Paul R. Meyers, Jr. as CEO.
Kraft Foods promoted Mark Magnesen to the role of president of its Oscar Meyer brand.
Mondelez International appointed Roberto Marques as executive vice president and president, North America.
Donald Keough, a former Coca-Cola executive who served as president and COO, died February 24 at the age of 88.
Hormel Foods Corporation announced Mark Morey, president of Dan’s Prize, will advance to the role of president of Farmer John.
Johnsonville Sausages CEO Ralph Stayer announced plans to retire. He will be succeeded by former Oscar Mayer President Nick Meriggioli.
Baldor Electric Company named John Malinowski senior industry affairs manager.
Jennifer Cleveland McEntire was hired by the Grocery Manufacturers Association as vice president of science operations.
Bosch Packaging Technology announced plans to acquire Osgood Industries, Inc. of Oldsmar, FL.
Cargill signed a partnership agreement to support Mondelez International’s Cocoa Life program to support sustainable cocoa.
AdvancePierre Foods acquired the manufacturing assets of Better Bakery, LLC.
Ian Mapp was named Alfa Laval’s USA sanitary segment business development manager, north central territory.
Sean Connolly is now CEO of ConAgra Foods.
Mondelez International acquired private snacking company Enjoy Life Foods.
Michael Ferrero, owner of the Ferrero confectionery group and inventor of Nutella and Tic Tac, died at the age of 89.
Shick USA promoted Jason Stricker to national accounts manager.
Kenneth M. Sullivan will serve as executive vice president of Smithfield in addition to his current role of CFO. Smithfield Foods named Joseph B. Sebring as president of the packaged meats division and appointed Scott Saunders as president of the fresh pork division.
Ball Corporation has proposed to acquire Rexam PLC in a cash and stock transaction valued at $8.4 billion.
The European Commission has cleared Onex Corporation’s deal to purchase SIG Combibloc.
The Smithers Group named Nathanial Leonard vice president-North America for the Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira business groups.
McCormick & Co. will purchase Drogheria & Alimentari.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. has agreed to repurchase approximately 5.2 million shares of Keurig common stock owned by Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
Tetra Pak completed the acquisition of Polish company Obram S.A.
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories appointed Nilay Shah to the position of international sales and marketing manager for laboratory products and services.
Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. has acquired OYSTAR Group.