Ralcorp Pres Resigns Amid Company Restructure
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Lombard, Ill.
Ann Drake, chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics, received CSCMP's 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
CSCMP presents this award annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the art and science of supply chain and logistics management.
International Association for Food Protection, Des Moines, Iowa
Dr. Katherine M.J. Swanson, vice president of food safety for Ecolab Inc., was named president, responsible for identifying control strategies for emerging food safety concerns and assisting customers with high level food safety issues. Swanson joined the association in 1980.
International Foodservice Distributors Association, McLean, Va.
Heidi Weiss joins as director of member retention and recruitment, responsible for developing strategies to retain existing members, recruiting new members and to increase member participation and ensure an overall positive member experience. Weiss has more than 20 years of association experience, including the past seven years at the National Concrete Masonry Association.
Hillshire Brands Co., Downers Grove, Ill.
Sean Reid will become chief customer officer, effective Aug. 20. Reid will lead the external selling organization and build sustainable strategic relationships and strategies across all consumer-facing channels, including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco and development networks. Most recently, Reid was senior vice president, U.S. and international sales at Schwan Food Co., and previously worked at Kraft Foods, where he served as vice president, U.S. retail sales..
Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook, Ore.
Patrick Criteser was appointed president and CEO, effective Aug. 20, succeeding Harold Strunk, who retired in June. Criteser spent the past eight years in the coffee industry, most recently as president and CEO of Coffee Bean International, where he grew sales more than 300%. Prior to that role, he held management and strategic development roles at Nike, Walt Disney Co. and Procter & Gamble, and spent time as a principal at SmartForest Ventures, a Portland, Ore.-based venture capital fund.
California Dairies, Inc., Visalia, Calif.
David Treiber was named senior vice president of fluid business development, effective Sept. 12, responsible for managing all fluid, condensed and cream sales. Since 1999, Treiber has been vice president and division manager food ingredients at Challenge Dairy Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDI. In addition, he has worked closely with the USDA and USAID on a number of domestic and international humanitarian aid initiatives.
Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
Walter George, president of the American Italian Pasta Co., is leaving the company, effective June 30, after the pasta business moves to a single-center store private brand food business as part of a companywide restructuring. Meanwhile, Ron Wilkinson, president of Ralcorp Cereal, announced his retirement, effective at the end of September. George’s planned departure comes as Ralcorp merges its cereal, snacks and pasta units into one division, starting next year. Richard Koulouris, president of Ralcorp Snacks, Sauces and Spreads, is said to take over George’s position.
Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash.
Govert van Drunen was promoted to sales manager at Key Technology BV, the company’s European operation, responsible for sales and channel development in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). He will also plan and manage regional sales activities that bring Key’s automated inspection, specialized conveying and product preparation systems to the market. Previously, van Drunen was Key’s channel sales manager for EMEIA.
Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y.
Kurt Wozniak was named vice president and an officer of the board of directors. Wozniak has been serving as managing director of Latin America since July 2010, and was a significant contributor to both the strategic direction and operational results during that time. He joined the company in 1999, holding various roles, such as director of corporate development and director of materials management.
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc., Irvine, Calif.
Bret Bruin was appointed national dealer development manager, responsible for dealer network development, market representation and dealer financial reporting for the more than 70 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and 220 dealership locations throughout North America. Bruin has worked in the material handling industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Toyota, he held several managerial positions at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, including his most recent post as senior manager of dealer development and retail operations.
Knapp Logistics Automation, Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.
After 26 years of management, DI Eduard Wünscher, chief executive officer, is moving to the supervisory board, effective Oct. 1. Wünscher will continue to assist the company in an advisory role in addition to his board activities. Going forward, a team of three members of the managing board, with Gerald Hofer as CEO and new members of the managing board, DI Franz Mathi and Dr. Christian Grabner, will take over the executive management of the company.
Flexco, Downers Grove, Ill.
Jacob Glick was named light duty product manager, responsible for the overall marketing strategy and activities associated with the Clipper Wire Hooks, Alligator Staple, Alligator Lacing, Alligator Rivet and Alligator Plastic Rivet product lines. Glick brings years of experience in product management, product development and engineering to his new role.