People and Industry News: August 2019
FOOD PROCESS SOLUTIONS
FOOD PROCESS SOLUTIONS signed an agreement to acquire TOTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED, a leading fabricator of food processing equipment and conveyor systems in New Zealand.
FUTURE FOOD INSTITUTE
FUTURE FOOD INSTITUTE and the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION of the United Nations (FAO) launched a partnership to promote food innovation in the agribusiness sector. It will provide education, training and knowledge to generate and accelerate positive social, cultural, economic and environmental impact around the world.
JMP SOLUTIONS has earned CSIA Certified status in the Control System Integrators Association Best Practices and Benchmarks certification program. This marks the 13th year JMP has held this certification. The company also acquired Calgary-based HI-DEF CONTROLS.
MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES, supply chain and warehouse management system provider, named MATTHEWS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS one of five inaugural members of its new Manhattan Automation Network.
BEFORE THE BUTCHER
BEFORE THE BUTCHER, a provider of plant-based meats, has sold controlling interest to private investors GREGG AND JEFF HAMANN, who also own ground beef producer Jensen Meat Company.
JBT CORPORATION completed its acquisition of PROSEAL UK, a supplier of ecofriendly trays and packaging.
STONEHOUSE PROCESS SAFETY
STONEHOUSE PROCESS SAFETY was founded by VAHID EBADAT (a member of the NFPA 77 Technical Committee) to provide consultation in dust explosion, electrostatic spark, gas and vapor, and thermal instability hazards.
JBT AVURE acquired a new high pressure processing (HPP) meat technology that retains the color of ground beef and extends shelf life by two to four times. The technology is pending USDA approval.
DOUGLAS MACHINES CORP.
DOUGLAS MACHINES CORP. named PAUL CLARO as its new president and CEO, replacing the retiring David Ward. Claro has over 18 years experience in equipment manufacturing, industrial services and engineering.
PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION announced the retirement of BOB WHITAKER, chief science and technology officer, effective January 2020.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION named SCOTT SUMMERVILLE as its new president, filling the position formerly held by Toshio Kawai. Most recently, Summerville was the CEO of Omron Microscan.
JLS AUTOMATION named PETE DESUNO as regional sales manager, North Central Region, U.S. and Canada.
SSOE’S Board of Directors selected VINCE DIPOFI, PE, as the next president and CEO of SSOE Group.
TRANSCONTINENTAL INC. appointed THOMAS MORIN as president of TC TRANSCONTINENTAL PACKAGING.