Check out who’s movin’ on up - and out - in the refrigerated and frozen food sector.
Dairy Council of California, Sacramento, Calif.
Tammy Anderson-Wise was named chief executive officer, effective July 16. Anderson-Wise was formerly director of program services, managing its school programs. She has been with the organization for 15 years. She replaces Peggy Biltz, who is retiring after spending 27 years with the organization, 22 of them as chief executive officer.
H.J. Heinz Co., Pittsburgh
Mike Milone, an executive vice president who led the dynamic growth of the company’s Rest of World segment, will retire in June after 32 years of service with Heinz. Milone was also responsible for global enterprise risk management, environmental health, safety and sustainability, quality and infant/nutrition. Following Milone’s retirement, David Woodward was promoted to president of Heinz Rest of World business. Since joining the company in 2006, Woodward has driven the company’s strong performance in the UK and Ireland as president. Bob Ostryniec, chief supply chain officer, will assume the added responsibilities for global enterprise risk management, environmental health, safety and sustainability and quality.
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark.
Arex Lee was named chief executive officer of the company’s China operations. Prior to joining Tyson, Lee gained more than 25 years experience with one of China’s leading poultry companies.
Haggen, Bellingham, Wash.
John Turley joins as senior vice president of operations, bringing more than 40 years of experience in grocery retail, including marketing, merchandising and operations. He's held various positions at Vons Grocery and Kroger Co., as well as Quality Food Centers, where he was responsible for the operations, merchandising and marketing strategy for 95 stores in the Pacific Northwest. Clement Stevens was promoted to senior vice president of sales and merchandising. Previously, Stevens ran his own retail consulting company in Boise, Idaho, focusing on product development among the Fresh Foods vendor community. Prior to that, he spent 30 years with Albertson's, where he held various positions ranging from store operations to category manager to group vice president of foods where he successfully executed a "Focus on Fresh" strategy across 1,600 stores nationwide.
Ronette Snyder is the new vice president of marketing, responsible for facilitating marketing efforts for the Northwest Fresh brand across advertising, marketing and merchandising and assisting in pioneering emerging trends in social and online media. Prior to Haggen, Snyder spent nine years at The Campbell Soup Co., and prior to that spent, seven years at Seattle's Best Coffee, where she shaped the company's early positioning and branding efforts.
Valcent Products Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
Christopher Ng was appointed chief executive officer, responsible for strategic planning, finance and general corporate affairs. Valcent is the creator of VertiCrop, a patented urban farming system that allows leafy green vegetables to grow in controlled environments such as greenhouses and underutilized urban warehouses. Ng was formerly Valcent's chief operating officer. Prior to joining Valcent, Ng served as chief supply chain officer for Lululemon Athletica and as vice president of Aritzia. Former CEO, Stephen Fane, will continue to work with Valcent as the executive chair.
Weber Logistics, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Sheila Jordan was named vice president, human resources, responsible for all human resource-related activities, including hiring, training, associate development and administration. Before joining Weber, Jordan was a director, executive recruiter and management consultant at Purcell International Group, a premiere executive search and recruitment firm. Prior to that, she experienced an 18-year career with Target Corp., where she last served as senior manager for human resources and development.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc., Bradenton, Fla.
James Pantelidis, chairman of the board of Parkland Fuel Corp., was named a member of the company’s board of directors. Pantelidis has extensive experience, both at executive operating positions and as a board member. He has been chairman and director of EnerCare Inc. since 2002. He also serves on the boards of RONA Inc., Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Stellar, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jay Frisco was named senior design project manager, commercial, responsible for construction administration, project delivery and client relations. Anthony Jarabek came on as senior project engineer, food and beverage facility services. Jarabek has more than nine years of experience in the prepared and frozen foods processing industry. Michael Murdaugh was appointed senior process engineer, food and beverage facility services. Johnnie Paulus was named senior process designer, food and beverage facility services. He brings more than 18 years of experience in plumbing design project coordination. Freida Speicher is the new architect, food and beverage facility services. And, Leon Williams came on as an architectural intern, food and beverage facility services.
Atlas Copco Compressors, LLC, Rock Hill, S.C.
John Brookshire was appointed general manager for the U.S. Compressor Technique Customer Center. Brookshire, a 28-year veteran of Atlas Copco, moves back to the United States following four years in China, where he managed the Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Customer Center in Shanghai. Prior to that, Brookshire served as managing director of Atlas Copco Manufacturing in Korea and worked in Mexico before that, spending four years in each country.
American Cold Storage, Louisville, Ky.
Charles Cheatham was promoted to director of sales and marketing. Christy Ward was promoted to warehouse manager, while Lisa Blackburn was promoted to office manager. Finally, Robert J. DeRuyscher, vice president of sales and marketing, retired in April. DeRuyscher worked in the cold storage business for more than 40 years.
Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash.
John “Jack” Ehren was named president and CEO, succeeding David Camp. Ehren is responsible for leading strategies that bring Key’s automated inspection, specialized conveying, product preparation systems and world-class service to customers worldwide. Camp will continue to support the company in a consulting role over the next year.