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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Lombard, Ill.
The organization elected officers and appointed chairs to its 2013-2014 board of directors. Heather Sheehan, vice president, indirect sourcing and logistics for Danaher Corp., was elected to the office of chair. At Danaher, she has global responsibility for non-production and logistics procurement, strategy and implementation across the company’s 45 operating companies. Her career experience spans more than 25 years in the manufacturing and transportation industries. Rick Jackson, executive vice president of Mast Global Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of Limited Brands, Inc., was named to the office of immediate past chair. He provides strategic direction and leadership for international and domestic logistics, transportation, distribution center operations and supply chain technical services. Theodore (Ted) Stank, Bruce chair of logistics and supply chain management at The University of Tennessee, was elected board chair elect. Stank assumed the Bruce chair following nearly six years in administration as department head for marketing and logistics, associate dean for academic programs and associate dean of the Center for Executive Education. Kevin Smith, president and CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, was elected board vice chair. Previously, he served as senior vice president and corporate sustainability officer for CVS Caremark, where he was responsible for developing and implementing an environmental sustainability program for the entire enterprise. Mary Long, vice president logistics and network planning of Domino's Pizza, LLC, was elected secretary and treasurer. Her teams include engineering, manufacturing, supply chain systems and transportation that drive top- and bottom-line results. Mark Baxa, director, global trade operations for Monsanto, was named roundtable chair; John Bowersox, director of operations for Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, was appointed young professionals' chair; Brian Hancock, president, North America, Martin-Brower Co., was named member at large chair (corporate member focus); Remko van Hoek, director global procurement for PwC, was appointed member at large (European focus); and Daniel Stanton, supply chain professional at Caterpillar, Inc., was named member at large (member lifecycle). Chris Moberg, chair marketing department at Ohio University, was named certification chair; Walter Zinn, chair of the marketing and logistics department at Ohio State University, was named research strategies chair; and Kevin O'Meara, senior vice president, breakthrough fuel, was appointed program chair. Rick Blasgen serves as president and CEO.
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison, Wis.
New officers and board of directors were elected the 2013-2014 term. William Klump, senior vice president of marketing, Butterball, LLC, was elected as chairman of the board. He has served on the board of directors since 2006, and has been actively involved in many committees. Voni Woods, senior director of deli, Giant Eagle, Inc., continues to serve as past chairman. Other new officers are executive vice chairman—David Leonhardi, events director, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.; vice chairman—John Cheesman, vice president of sales and corporate accounts, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC; and treasurer—Jewel Hunt, group vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness, Safeway Inc. Industry leaders elected to serve 3-year terms are Linda Duwve, vice president of retail sales, Emmi Roth USA, Inc.; Rick Findlay, vice president of purchasing, Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Glenn Harmon, senior vice president, PriceSmart, Inc.; Tim Holler, team leader, brands, Schreiber Foods; Jewel Hunt, group vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness, Safeway Inc.; Greg Schlafer, president, Lamb Weston, Inc.; and Joe Squires, field sales director, Land O'Lakes Inc.
Annie's, Inc., Berkeley, Calif.
Zahir Ibrahim was named executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, effective Nov. 13, taking over for Kelly Kennedy, who resigned as CFO and treasurer to spend more time with her family. Ibrahim was most recently vice president corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Molson Coors Brewing Co., and has served as a divisional chief financial officer for two global businesses. Along with managing corporate reporting functions, working closely with audit committees and leading M&A activities, he brings extensive operational and commercial finance experience.
Ready Pac Foods, Inc., Irwindale, Calif.
Tony Sarsam will serve as new chief executive officer, effective immediately, taking over for Michael Solomon, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Sarsam began his career with the Frito-Lay division at PepsiCo, where he spent 20 years in manufacturing, sales, distribution, finance and strategy. In 2010, Sarsam started up the $4.5 billion Nestlé Direct Store Delivery Co., and was president for three years. Phil Theodore, who joined the company in January as president and COO, will continue in his current role.
Alpina Foods, Batavia, N.Y.
Ernesto Fajardo joined the company in as president and CEO, succeeding Julian Jaramillo, who retired after nearly 10 years in this role. Fajardo has 23 years experience in senior management with Monsanto and most recently Inversiones Mundial. Fajardo will work with Alpina’s stakeholders, authorities, businesses, associations and dairy producers throughout the company’s Western Hemisphere footprint in the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.
Long John Silver’s, Louisville, Ky.
Brian Scantland was named vice president planning and performance improvement. Scantland brings 13 years of experience in restaurant and retail industries, having most recently served as the senior director of fresh food transformation at 7-Eleven Inc. He was also senior director of innovation for YUM! Brands and founder of consulting firm Novanas Group, LLC.
Eaglestone Equipment, St. Charles, Ill.
Joseph Gongaware was named sales engineering manager. He comes to this position with 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the food equipment industry.
Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America, DeLand, Fla.
Mike Dunlap was named regional sales manager for the mid-Atlantic territory. Dunlap, owner of Preformed Metal Panels, Inc., has been involved in the construction industry since he was 14, later working with the U.S. Coast Guard as an engineer.
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc., Irvine, Calif.
Joe Cacopardo was appointed national marketing manager, responsible for the overall management of TMHU’s nationwide marketing and advertising efforts and for supporting the Toyota brand. Cacopardo will oversee all aspects of marketing, including plans, product launches, digital media, research and third-party studies, direct marketing, lead management, public relations, advertising and dealer network tools and communication. Meanwhile, Anne Ewing was named national manager of dealer IT operations, responsible for managing the sales, implementation, support, training and system improvements/developments of the company’s standardized dealer business system. She brings more than 23 years of experience working in the equipment dealership industry.