People and Industry News
Popcorn Sutton Distillingannounced John R. Lunn will take over the position of master distiller, leaving his position at the George Dickel Distillery.
Comprehensive Food Safety, LLC has launched a retail food safety division, a spin-off of its small business division.
Barilla has relocated its region Americas headquarters from Bannockburn, IL to Northbrook, IL.
The Brick Brewing Company named Jim Manz director of sales for Canada.
Viega LLCnamed Kevin Fox as director of marketing.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. promoted John Bowie to COO.
Bizerba acquired French inspection specialist Luceo.
International Probiotics Association named George Paraskevakos executive director.
Frutarom Industries Ltd. has acquired 100 percent of the share capital of Taiga International NV in exchange for $2.9 million.
Aramark named Stephen Bramlage Jr. executive vice president and CFO.
Key Technology appointed Eric Geling as senior director of sales for EMEIA.
Wixon named Jean Hansen as logistics manager.
SK Capital Partners acquired a controlling interest in AEB Group.
Starbucks and Chinese beverage producer Tingyi Holding Corp. entered into an agreement to expand the distribution of Starbucks RTD products throughout China.
Fabri-Kal Corporation announced the development of a new facility in Burley, ID.
Tri Marine hired Donald Binotto as CEO of The Tuna Store and Samoa Tuna Processors.
PepsiCo, Inc.’s board of directors elected Richard Fisher as an independent member of the board.
Natural Resources Corporation announced a $120 million merger agreement with Romulus Corp.
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. promoted Jack Clare to the position of chief information and strategy officer.
Highlander Partners, L.P. has acquired Lemon-X Corporation and its strategic combination with Juice Tyme, Inc.
The J.M. Smucker Company completed its acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands in a transaction worth $6 billion.
E. & J. Gallo Winery has acquired J Vineyards & Winery.
The H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. have agreed to merge and create The Kraft Heinz Company.
The DLG (German Agricultural Society) awarded Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, with two International FoodTec Awards.
McShane Construction Company hired Charlie Stone as business development manager.
Wind Point Partners acquired shelf-stable dairy-based product manufacturer Gehl Foods.
Reading Bakery Systems promoted Michael Johnson to vice president of Thomas L. Green.
InfinityQS’ President and CEO Michael Lyle was recognized as an inaugural Food Logistics Champion.
Victory Park Capital completed a preferred equity investment in KBP Foods.
Adam Dulye was named executive chef of the Brewers Association.
Barry-Wehmiller International appointed William Fricks to the role of managing partner.
ADM Companyhas agreed to purchase AOR N.V., a privately held oil bottling company based in Belgium.
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Reily Foods Company entered into a multi-year manufacturing and distribution agreement.
Plastipak Packaging, Inc. agreed to acquire the APPE packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona Group.
The Coors Brewing Company, doing business as Molson Coors International, has acquired Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd.
Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, was appointed president of the Process Equipment Manufacturers Association.
Starbucks and Danone SA entered a partnership to sell a line of smoothie products at Starbucks locations.
Merieux NutriSciences Corporation acquired ABC Research Holding Co., LLC.
Nilfisk is moving its Americas headquarters from Plymouth, MN to Brooklyn Park, MN.
The American Frozen Food Institute welcomed the return of Alchemy Systems, Lineage Logistics and Sound Counsel Crisis Communications as AFFI Advantage Partners.
Nneka Rimmer was named senior vice-president of corporate strategy and development at McCormick & Co.
The Manischewitz Company appointed David Sugarman as president and CEO.
Shick USA hired Rod Harris as its first international sales manager.
Sweet’tauk LLChas partnered with Gourmet Guru to distribute and grow its lemonade portfolio.
Spiroflow Holdings, Inc.has acquired Food Control Solutions, Inc.
Hormel Foods Corporation awarded 68 suppliers with 2014 Spirit of Excellence Awards.
Victor Arias Jr. will retire from the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. board of directors.
CHS Inc. named James M. Zappa executive vice president and general counsel.
Intertaste acquired Caldic’s herbs and spices business in Belgium.
Pinnacle Foods will begin manufacturing at its recently acquired Wish-Bone salad dressing business in St. Elmo, IL.
PneumaticScale Angelus has acquired Hema.
The OPC Foundation named Stefan Hoppe as its new vice president.
SME Education Foundation elected Michael Marlowe to its board of directors.
Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has changed its name to Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.
Wangen Pumpen has founded a sales and distribution company in Wood Dale, IL.