Mediterranean foods processor Kronos Foods, Inc., Glendale Heights, Ill., said it hired Howard Eirinberg as president of Kronos Food Corp., a subsidiary.  Officials said Eirinberg joins Kronos Foods' management team of Michael B. Austin, CEO; T. Patrick Costello, president and COO; and Janet Caldwell, CFO.

Kronos said Eirinberg will lead all Kronos sales and marketing initiatives for the company’s operations in meat, bakery, dairy, dessert, restaurant, and distribution.

“We are excited to have Howard join Kronos and believe his nearly 30 years of experience in growing branded and private-label consumer food products for national food companies will be instrumental in helping us achieve our long-term goals,” said Austin. “Howard is an extraordinary leader, an innovative marketing strategist, and a savvy merchandiser with a unique combination of management, marketing, and operational experience.”

Eirinberg, 51, previously served as president and COO at Vienna Beef, Ltd., Chicago. Prior to that, he ran the foodservice division of Fresh Express, a fresh cut vegetable processor; and held senior sales and marketing positions at salad dressings manufacturer Richelieu Foods, Inc., and at The Quaker Oats Co.