People and Industry News
Archer Daniels Midland Company named Gregory Morris as senior vice president and president, Global Oilseeds, and Vince Macciocchi as senior vice president and president, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients. Mark Bemis, senior vice president and president, North America, has assumed the additional role of chief risk officer, while Chris Cuddy, president of ADM’s corn processing business unit, has been named a senior vice president of the company.
Baldor Electric Company named Chris Keyser as vice president of channel management and industry/packaged solutions.
Avrom Handleman, co-founder of Semi-Bulk Systems, Inc. died on May 5.
M. G. Newell Corporation announced a number of organizational changes. Tony Saenz was promoted to vice president of engineering;
ConAgra Foods has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods.
Teradyne, Inc. will acquire Universal Robots for $285 million plus $65 million, if performance targets are met through 2018.
Provisur Technologies, Inc. appointed Scott Scriven as vice president of its slicing business unit.
Post Holdings, Inc. will consolidate its Post Foods and MOM Brands cereal businesses into one group to be headquartered in Lakeville, MN.
Provisur Technologies, Inc. promoted Bert Jan Hardenbol to executive vice president of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific units.
Provisur appointed Paul Heskens as vice president, Asia Pacific unit. Silva Kumar will serve as engineered systems and service manager for the unit.
WestRock Company was announced to be the new name for the combined businesses of MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn Company.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and the World Food Logistics Organization announced new board members including IARW Chairman Angelo Antoci and WFLO Chairman Greg Brandt.
ABB will become the first global industrial robotics company to manufacture robots in the US.
Hormel Foods Corporation agreed to acquire Applegate Farms, LLC for $775 million.
PMMI promoted Andrew Dougherty to vice president of member services.
Omron Corporation’s automation and safety business in the Americas hired Robert M. Black as president and COO.
Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp. completed its merger with Long Island Brand Beverages LLC.
The US POULTRY Foundation appointed Travis Cigainero as chairman of the foundation research advisory committee.
McCormick & Company completed its purchase of Drogheria & Alimentari.
McCormick & Company appointed Michael Conway, president global channel development for Starbucks Coffee Company, to the board of directors.
McCormick & Company appointed Maritza G. Montiel, former deputy CEO and vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, to the board of directors.
East Balt Bakeries has acquired The Wendy’s Company’s Ohio bakery business.
The Hershey Company announced the retirement of Humberto P. Alfonso, president, international.
Archer Daniels Midland Company acquired California Gold Almonds’ tree nut and seed processing assets and operations in Modesto, CA.
Molson Coors Brewing Company named Geoff Molon as chairman. Pete Coors will assume the role of vice chairman.
Molson Coors Brewing Company named Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh to its board of directors.
McCormick & Company appointed Lisa Manzone as senior vice president of human resources and Brendan Foley as president North America.
The Barry Callebaut Group will acquire the assets of American Almond Products Co., Inc.
Permira agreed to acquire Medora Snacks, LLC and Ideal Snacks Holding Corporation.
Barry Callebaut appointed Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO.
Whole Foods Market named Jeff Turnas named as president of 365 by Whole Foods Market.
SPX appointed Bruce Hanke as aftermarket sales manager, covering SPX food and beverage equipment in the US and Canada.