People and Industry News
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America named James D. Solomon as president and CEO.
Sun Orchard appointed Carl Colletti as chief financial officer.
AVT named Matt Bennett president of the Americas.
MULTIVAC, Inc. received the 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Food Corporation.
Power Packaging achieved Safe Quality Food Level 3 certification at all five of its manufacturing facilities.
Errol Schweizer and Dwight Richmond joined JUST on its team of advisors.
Dynamic Systems Inc. and Northlake Partners integrated their applications to provide a fully automated ERP solution for meat and poultry processors.
The Middleby Corporation’s Industrial Bakery Group named Scott McCally vice president of engineering of the Middleby bakery group in Plano, Texas. Rick Rodarte was appointed vice president of operations of the Middleby Bakery Group.
EPLAN Software & Services appointed Bruce Rodewalk as president and CEO of EPLAN Americas.
AgroFresh Solutions Inc. signed an exclusive global agreement with BotanoCap to distribute its proprietary natural solution to improve stability and extend the post-harvest lifespan.
Interroll invests five million euro to expand its Wermelskirchen, Switzerland site.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. promoted David Andrulonis to senior vice president and general manager of the company’s global Tri-Seal closure liners business unit. Kirk Rumsey was named vice president of procurement and general manager of the company’s U.S. Tekni Films business.
Hapman announced a licensee partnership with Mavind Industria Mecanica LTDA.
Sabert Corporation completed its acquisition of Mullinix Packages, Inc. from Mason Wells.
Ancor Capital Partners and Merit Capital Partners sold Bakewise Brands to Yamazaki Baking Co.
Accraply Inc. has acquired Harland Machine Systems.
Carpigiani appointed the YES Group as new manufacturer’s representative firm for Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
HARTING North America has opened a sales office and manufacturing facility in Mexico.
Radiant Energy Systems added George Cozzarin as sales manager.
Danfoss appointed Santiago Martin as head of Danfoss Drives—Americas.
EVAPCO, Inc. was awarded the Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods Corporation.
Jim Durkin and Joe Lyons joined the board of directors of the Community Coffee Company.
Ryan Patel joined the GIVN Water board of advisors.
Bettcher Industries, Inc. named Gregory Nolff as area sales manager in the company’s food service equipment group.
Camfil APC appointed John Poehler to director of reseller/rep sales.
Adents hired Chuck Sailer as serialization solutions expert.
Allisa Henley joined Popcorn Sutton as master blender.
Sabert Corporation acquired Mullinix Packages, Inc.
Preferred Freezer Services announced a new distribution center in Pasadena, Texas.
Harpak-ULMA appointed Joey Schmidt as regional sales manager for the Northeast region.
Daifuku North America Holding Company is moving its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Michigan to Novi, Michigan in 2017.
Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc. earned SQF certification recognition by the International Organization for Standardization.
Sun Basket agreed to exclusively use Mi Rancho tortillas for its organic meals.
Johnny Rockets named John Maguire president and CEO.
Carpigiani named the YES Group as its new rep group for Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Power Packaging achieved SQF Level 3 certification at all five manufacturing facilities.
Accraply, Inc. acquired Harland Machine Systems.
Shick Solutions joined the Breteche Industrie Group.
STK Stockton announced a new distributor agreement in Turkey for STK Aquamor products.
George Weston Limited appointed Robert Sawyer as director of the company.
Michel Daunes was named managing director of Romaco France.
Romaco France S.A.S., the Romaco Group’s new sales and service center in France, has officially been established.
Production Services International and BevSource have merged into one company under the name BevSource.
Eurofins QTA Inc. and Q-Interline A/S signed a collaboration for the North American market.
Love With Food announced it will expand shipping to Canada.
The CDC selected Dr. Samuel S. Edwin as the new director of the agency’s division of select agents and toxins.
Darigold will relocate its corporate headquarters to the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, WA in 2017.
Eurofins Scientific appointed Kally Probasco as president, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratory.
LiDestri Food and Iron Smoke Whiskey announced a partnership agreement.
Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed Andrew Blubaugh as product manager over metal detection.
NSF International completed its acquisition of Euro Consultants Group.
The Frozen Food Foundation presented Mike Davidson, professor at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, with the 2016 Freezing Research Award.
Maria Guadalupe Sandoval was appointed regional manager covering southern Mexico for Dorner Mfg. Corp.
Ball Corporation’s board of directors elected Cynthia A. Miekamp and Daniel J. Heinrich to serve as directors of the corporation.
Janet Fulton was recognized with the 2016 Poultry Science Association Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award.
TerraVia Holdings, Inc. appointed Apu Mody CEO and member of the board of directors.
Reading Bakery Systems named Eugene Schwartz as project manager.
The Food Marketing Institute appointed Dana Mullen to its regulatory team.