People and Industry News: December 2019
EMERSON and ARROWHEAD SYSTEMS INC. have partnered to produce a next-generation, machine health monitoring solution. The Busse SJI Viper High Speed Bulk Palletizer and Alpha Turbo High Speed Depalletizer are paired with Emerson’s machine health monitoring to provide an OEE solution.
DELTATRAK has joined IBM’s Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry. The company will work with suppliers of leafy greens and other perishable food commodities to guide them in using IBM Food Trust.
KRONES AG and STADLER ANLAGENBAU GMBH have joined forces to harness the advantages of plastics recycling by offering already-existing solutions in the field of sorting and recycling technology as complete single-sourced turnkey factories.
INFINITYQS opened a new subsidiary in India to support global expansion.
NORD GEAR is expanding its satellite facility in Charlotte, N.C., to keep pace with demand.
DUR-A-FLEX INC. has expanded its Midwest operations, relocating from Bensenville to Roselle, Ill.
GELITA and GELTOR signed a letter of intent to commercialize an animal-free, bio-designed collagen for dietary supplements.
BEHRTECH and MAJIK SYSTEMS signed a strategic partnership to bring wireless connectivity to legacy PLCs.
HOMETOWN FOOD COMPANY
HOMETOWN FOOD COMPANY acquired the Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire Brands from THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP.
INFINITYQS has earned FROST & SULLIVAN’S 2019 North American Product Leadership award for its cloud-native quality intelligence platform, Enact.
OMRON AUTOMATION AMERICAS
OMRON AUTOMATION AMERICAS announced the three regional winners of its 2018 Distributor of the Year awards: SOUTHERN CONTROLS, U.S.; CALVEK, Mexico; and TAYLOR FLUID SYSTEMS, Canada.
CRB announced the appointment of JASON ROBERTSON as food and beverage market director.
FONTERRA appointed FRASER WHINERAY to its management team in the newly created role of chief operating officer, starting in early 2020.
DENALI INGREDIENTS expanded the role of its current president, NEAL GLAESER, to include the role and responsibilities of CEO of Denali companies. Glaeser joined Denali Flavors in 2001.
ALFA LAVAL named ESTER CODINA senior vice president, service sales and business development. Most recently, she was managing director of Sandvik Coromant, Mexico, responsible for the Sandvik Holding Company entities in Mexico.
NATIONAL SUGAR MARKETING LLC
The NATIONAL SUGAR MARKETING Management Board selected CHRIS SIMONS, formerly of Cargill, as its next president and CEO.
PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION presented leadership awards to RICH DACHMAN, CEO at Brighter Bites, and VIC SMITH, CEO of JV Smith Companies, at its recent conference in Anaheim, Calif.