The Heinz Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., announced the retirement of 21-year company veteranTed Smythas chief administrative officer and senior vice president of corporate and government affairs. Heinz said it promotedSteve Clark, chief people officer, to the company's Office of the Chairman.Michael Mullenwas promoted to vice president of corporate and government affairs. . . .Jay Ciprawas promoted to chief executive officer atThe Broaster Company LLC, a Beloit, Wis., marketer and licensor of foodservice chicken and pizza equipment and programs. The company also processes fresh and frozen chicken. Cipra previously served as president at corporate parent, The Broaster Company Inc.
In other news, The Broaster Company announced the retirements ofFrank Dowling, president of Broaster Recipe Foods Div.;Gene Halley, vice presidennt of operations; andNorm Kingston, a quality control technician. Broaster also announced the following new appointments.Derek Fellowshas joined Broaster as operations manager.Randy McKinneywas promoted to vice president of new product and program development.Bill Loeffelholzwas promoted to national sales manager.Michael Groeneveldhas joined the company as export/government and special account sales manager.