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International Poultry Council, Belgium
Former chief executive of the British Poultry Council (BPC) Peter Bradnock was named to the part-time position of policy affairs consultant, responsible for working with international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the World Organization for Animal Health, the World Health Organization and the Codex Alimentarius Commission on issues that concern the global poultry industry. Bradnock retired in 2013 after more than 20 years of service with the BPC.



Golden State Foods, Irvine, Calif.
Guilda Javaheri was appointed chief information officer, responsible for overseeing all strategic planning functions for the company’s information services group. In addition, she will direct and monitor the IT staff to ensure that organizational goals for performance, productivity and project deadlines are met and that the department provides high quality, responsive and efficient support for the company overall. Prior to joining GSF, Javaheri served in a variety of IT leadership roles, including vice president of information technology at TTM Technologies; worldwide IT director at ITT Corp.; and most recently, IT director at Xylem Europe, Global Transport and Dewatering.



GEA Refrigeration Technologies, York, Pa.
Tobias Kahmann was named director of marketing and market intelligence, responsible for all marketing activities, including market-data generation, market analysis and market-data resourcing, development of marketing strategy and internal and external communication. Previously, Kahmann was the director of market intelligence, which has now been merged with the department of marketing to generate synergies and to provide a one-stop shopping approach. Annette Wille, who was previously head of the department marketing, will move to a new assignment at GEA Refrigeration Technologies.

Stellar, Jacksonville, Fla.
Daniel Blaylock was named assistant project manager, refrigeration services, responsible for assisting project managers in the development and coordination of refrigeration projects. Laith Ewais was named field engineer, refrigeration services, overseeing welders and pipe fitters to ensure all on-site tasks are being completed. Adam Mills was appointed automation engineer, refrigeration services, responsible for providing support in designing automation solutions. Lastly, David Yeager was named assistant project manager, refrigeration services, responsible for assisting project managers in executing projects, estimates and proposals.

Silliker, Inc., Chicago
Kurt Westmoreland was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing; Neda Vaseghi, formerly of 3M, was hired as regional director of sales, West; John Iams was promoted to regional director of sales, East; and Jeff Lucas rejoined the company as a technical consultant.

Scholle Packaging, Northlake, Ill.
Melania (Lani) Craddock was hired as vice president, food market sector, responsible for delivering innovative performance packaging solutions that allow leading brands to deliver their products safely, naturally, economically and sustainably. Craddock brings more than 20 years' experience in the packaging industry with particular expertise in product development, strategic planning and marketing. For the past 12 years, she was vice president of marketing, innovation development and sustainability at Exopack, and has held market research, planning and packaging development roles for Cryovac.

Harpak-ULMA Packaging, Ball Ground, Ga.
Martin Knowles joined the company as automation product manager. Most recently, Knowles was the end-of-line packaging automation sales manager for Italproject Robotics USA. Prior to this, he spent the 16 years in the packaging industry working for leading packaging automation equipment suppliers such as Starflex and Ward Bekker Precision.

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