Chicken and prepared meats giantTyson Foods Inc ., Springdale, Ark., announced several personnel appointments.

 Interim President & CEO Leland Tollett named 18-year company veteran Archie Schaffer as executive vice president, corporate affairs. Tyson also namedSara Lilygrenas senior vice president of external relations;Chuck Penryas vice president of federal governmental relations;Todd Menottias senior director of federal governmental relations; andNora Venegasas director of federal governmental relations.

Cheese and snack products processorSargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis., announced several personnel moves within the company's consumer products division.

Jim Besiadawas promoted to national customer business manager and will manage Sargento's military business.Steven Harrisonjoined Sargento as national account sales manager (Kroger).Rob Krausejoined Sargento as marketing manager, core business.Nicole Pauly joined Sargento as associate marketing manager-refrigerated and non-refrigerated snacks.