People News

Ready Pac Names New CIO

January 17, 2014


C&K Market Inc., Brookings, Ore.
Greg Sandeno, president and CEO, will leave the company at the end of the month. The parent company of Ray's Food Place and other grocery stores in Oregon and Northern California filed for Chapter 11 court protection Nov. 19, 2013, and has since sold off its pharmacies and closed or sold 15 stores. Sandeno will assist the company through its bankruptcy process and will remain on for a few additional months in a consulting role as the company finalizes its restructuring plan. Day-to-day operations will be handled by Edward Hostmann, chief restructuring officer, and Rocky Campbell, operations vice president, until a new CEO is named.

SUPERVALU, Inc., Minneapolis
Experienced retail executive Gerald Storch was elected as the company’s new chair of its board of directors, replacing Robert Miller, who announced his resignation to focus on other demands. Storch is chairman and CEO of Storch Advisors, a senior management advisory and consulting firm that focuses primarily on retailing, e-commerce, consumer products and services and consumer financial services. From 2006-2013, Storch was chairman and CEO of Toys “R” Us, where he helped grow the company into a $13 billion global retailer, including expanding the company’s e-commerce business and overseeing several large-scale mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his tenure at Toys “R” Us, Storch served as vice chairman of Target, and led the retailer’s e-commerce site,, the Target grocery business and the Target Financial Services credit card business. He also oversaw Marshall Field’s Department Stores. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Bristol Myers Squibb and Fanatics.

H.J. Heinz Co., Pittsburgh
Eduardo Luz was promoted to zone president of Heinz North America, replacing Brendan Foley, who resigned. Meanwhile, Melissa Werneck was appointed senior vice president of global human resources, performance and IT, assuming responsibility for the global human resources function. As a result of these appointments, the company announced the departure of Kristen Clark, senior vice president and chief people officer; and Fernando Pocaterra, zone president of Heinz Latin America.

Luvo, Atlanta
Former CEO of lululemon athletic Christine Day was named chief executive officer. At lululemon athletica, she was responsible for creating and executing the company’s long-term business strategies, directing its continued development and reinforcing its position as a global leader of yoga-inspired athletic apparel. Additionally, Day spent 20 years with Starbucks, where she learned the intricacies of high-growth business development in a strong cultural company. She held several key senior management positions, most recently as president of its Asia Pacific group.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc., Irwindale, Calif.
Bob Estes was named chief information officer, responsible for leading all information systems and technology and transforming information accessibility and system integration. With more than 30 years’ experience, Estes brings a vast knowledge of the supply chain, where he has delivered technology solutions tightly aligned with business strategy. Prior to Ready Pac, he spent four years at Nestlé USA, where he served as division CIO and was responsible for information systems and technology supporting the ice cream, pizza and direct-store-delivery divisions. Prior to Nestlé USA, he spent 15-plus years at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and has also held key positions in information systems at Marine Terminals Corp., the Port of San Francisco and The Cambridge Cos., Inc.

Schwan’s Foodservice, Marshall, Minn.
Trevor Bynum
joined as president, effective Jan. 27, responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Schwan’s subsidiary. He will lead a team dedicated to providing high-quality products and service to the company’s foodservice customers. Bynummost recently served as the vice president andgeneral manager ofWhiteWaveFoods Channels,wherehe was responsible for business with foodservice customers aswell as club, drug anddiscount stores. He has also held leadership, general management andmarketing roles with other WhiteWave Foods divisions andwith General Mills.



Harpak-ULMA Packaging, Taunton, Mass.
Ken Poxon joined as national sales manager, Canada. Most recently, Poxon was the territory sales manager in Canada for Marel, Inc. Plus, he has spent the last 15 years in the packaging industry working for leading packaging and processing equipment suppliers such as Multivac and Edson Packaging.

DocuSign, San Francisco
Gordon Payne was named chief operating officer, bringing more than 25 years of general management and operations experience in enterprise software, mobile and cloud infrastructure. Previously, he spent nine years with Citrix, where he managed their largest division and transformed the company from a single product to multiple businesses while growing the company from hundreds of millions to more than $2.5 billion in revenue. During this time, Payne also helped drive, onboard and integrate many of their more than 40 acquisitions around the globe.

Datalogic Industrial Automation, Telford, Pa.
Jacopo Mazzolin was appointed senior vice president and chief human resources officer. With almost 20 years of international experience, Mazzolin has held various leadership roles in the human resources field, particularly at large multi-national groups. Mazzolin comes to Datalogic from Crown Holdings Inc., where he was head of human resources for the food packaging division. His experience also includes roles at Constellium (former Rio Tinto – Alcan EP), ITT Corp., Whirlpool, Alcoa and Telit Wireless Solutions. Meanwhile, Paul August Maltseff joined as U.S. chief intellectual property counsel. Maltseff comes from Intermec Technologies Corp., where he served as chief intellectual property counsel and led and successfully coordinated large international development projects, IP strategy and process improvement and significant litigation wins.

Choptank Transport, Preston, Md.
Sydnee Yeary
was appointed corporate recruiter.  Yeary has completed several human resources internships with companies such as Solo Cup and Allen Family Foods.

Cashco, Ellsworth, Kan.
Jamaica Sheridan
was named compliance specialist, responsible for checking and qualifying parts that will go into the production of Cashco valves and regulators, as well as those units that go into the replacement parts inventory, to ensure they comply with all standards and specifications. Sheridan started with the company nine years ago in the grind shop, and has since worked in vent assembly and most recently, as a cycle counter, where she tracked the inventory on the system to verify stated quantities. Sheridan will also serve as a coordinator to report any problems to the appropriate department. Meanwhile, Jo Ellen Freeman was appointed engineering coordinator, responsible for entering parts numbers unique to the German drawings into the system. She will also continue to fulfill her documentation coordinator duties, which often involves supplying drawings for special product orders, providing certificates of conformance and furnishing customers with other types of certified documentation.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Evolution Fresh: Enhancing the Premium Juice Market with HPP Technology

Evolution Fresh’s new Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., juicery employs HPP technology to help produce cold-pressed juices.

Posted: December 11, 2014

2/12/15 12:00 pm EST

Factory Acceptance Tests: New Industry Protocols create opportunities for CPGs and OEMs

Properly executed Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) will create a better opportunity for the CPGs to achieve “Vertical Start Ups”. For the OEMs, the FAT can demonstrate their competence and other capabilities. PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence is developing protocols in the Capital Projects Solutions Group. This webinar will provide insights to key areas of FATs.

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine


2015 January

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' January 2015 issue features the 2015 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year—Evolution Fresh.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


What are some key factors that play into the success of the cold food industry in 2015?
View Results Poll Archive

The Refrigerated and Frozen Food Store

Cold Packaging Materials Guide

A guide to cold packaging containers and materials.

More Products

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Delivers

RFF Infographic 133x133Click here to see a snapshot of the many different ways Refrigerated & Frozen Foods delivers business and technology solutions to cold chain professionals.


facebook_2014 twitter_40px youtube_40pxlinkedin_40px

Buyer's Guide

Visit our Buyer's Guide!

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods offers a Cold Packaging Materials Guide, as well as a Cold Storage Warehouse Guide, the most comprehensive listing of cold storage warehouses.

Visit the Buyer's Guide page today!