Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Names President
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), Portland, Ore.
Jim West, assistant general manager, customer and energy services for Snohomish Public Utility District, was elected board chair. Other incoming board members include Ted Coates, superintendent/COO of Tacoma Power; Greg Delwiche, senior vice president of power services for Bonneville Power Administration; Lisa Schwartz, Oregon governor representative, director for Oregon Department of Energy; and Bob Stolarski, director, customer energy management for Puget Sound Energy., replacing Cal Shirley.
Love and Quiches Desserts, Freeport, N.Y.
John Josko, a seasoned baking industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, is now the new national retail sales manager. Most recently, he served as the national vice president of sales and marketing for Daystar Desserts LLC, where he oversaw the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico territories, supervising sales representatives for in-store bakeries, delis, foodservice accounts and convenience stores. He also handled marketing programs and was a member of an ideations panel for new product development.
Moark, LLC, St. Paul, Minn.
Ric Sundal will become chief operating officer, replacing Craig Willardson, who will retire April 1. Previously, Sundal was senior director of Purina Animal Nutrition's specialty businesses and international, where he managed a sizable portion of the Purina P&L. He was also director of Purina's national accounts, and director of corporate internal audit, finance strategy and business development for Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Quantum Foods, LLC, Bolingbrook, Ill.
Peter Brooks Brown was named president, effective immediately. Brown brings more than 25 years of experience, and will be responsible for further accelerating the company’s growth and international expansion. Brown most recently worked as vice president, business manager for Cargill Inc.
El Pollo Loco, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Richard Pineda was named vice president of supply chain, responsible for managing the entire supply chain, including logistics and distribution for company and franchise restaurants. Pineda is also responsible for non-food spend categories such as supplies, uniforms and natural gas. Meanwhile, Jeff Little was named vice president of development, responsible for overseeing real estate location selection, construction project management and overall project design for the company's nearly 400 restaurants.
Marel Transport Ltd., Lenexa, Kan.
Gerrit den Bok was appointed managing director of the further processing industry center, effective May 1, replacing Bert Jan Hardenbol, who left the company on Feb. 28 to pursue a career outside of Marel. den Bok has been with the company for 23 years, and has acquired extensive management experience as manager of service for Marel’s poultry industry center.
Florida East Coast Railway, Jacksonville, Fla.
Melissa (Missy) Westerman was named vice president and corporate controller, effective April 2. Westerman has more than 16 years of experience in corporate accounting, and has served at CSX for more than 11 years in various roles, including assistant vice president of capital planning and enterprise risk management and assistant controller.
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., Houston
Ken Barina was named president, succeeding Hiroshi Nagai. Barina currently serves as vice president of corporate planning and services, and has held a broad range of administrative and general management roles within the company. Meanwhile, Nagai, who will return to a new assignment in Japan, served as president for two years. In addition, Kent Eudy was promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing, responsible for providing leadership for overseeing and managing MCFA’s machine and parts sales and distribution services, strategic marketing efforts and direct-to-customer sales for the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central and South America.
Bishop-Wisecarver Group, Pittsburg, Calif.
Michael McVeigh was promoted to vice president of marketing, bringing with him a multi-talented skill set that is aligned with the company's forward-thinking communications, digital marketing, business intelligence and branding efforts. McVeigh joined the company in 2006 as the national sales manager and recently served as the vice president of sales.
Adept Technology, Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.
Glenn Hewson was named senior vice president of global marketing, responsible for leading the product management, product marketing and marketing teams on a worldwide basis. As a seasoned technology industry executive, Hewson brings more than 25 years of product line and marketing experience as well as a track record of building high-performance teams. Most recently, he served as vice president of global marketing for Avure Technologies, where he reinvigorated the marketing process, introduced new products that became significant revenue contributors and partnered with the sales team to grow operations worldwide.
Spartan Motors, Inc., Charlotte, Mich.
Lori Wade was named interim chief financial officer and treasurer, effective March 22, taking over for Joseph Nowicki, who stepped down as CFO and treasurer to accept a position with another company. Wade has been serving as executive director of finance since February 2008.
Frequentz, Los Altos, Calif.
Michael Besancon, former senior global vice president of purchasing, communications and distribution for Whole Foods Market, became the newest member of Frequentz’ Product Advisory Board. Besancon brings more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in the natural and organic foods industry, and has spent his career as an advocate for sustainability in agriculture and promoting environmental awareness on a global level.
Sionix Corp., Los Angeles
Dr. Rex Crick was hired as chief operating officer. Recently, Crick acted as a consultant at Sionix' frack water treatment project in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. He also served as chief executive officer of Recycle Technologies International, Inc., and is currently professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Arlington. Crick's areas of technical expertise include petroleum geology, hydrology, recycling, manufacturing process design and the interpretation of reservoirs and source shales.
Eurofins Scientific, Des Moines, Iowa
Mary Kay Krogull was named president of the U.S. food division, responsible for leading the strategic development and scientific oversight of the North American Eurofins Food Testing Operations.
Advance Storage Products, Garden Grove, Calif.
Jeff Becker joined the company as sales manager, integrated systems. Becker brings 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry, having worked at Elite Storage Solutions, and most recently at Konstant.
Invisible Sentinel Inc., Philadelphia
Bruce Peacock was elected to the board of directors as an independent director. Peacock brings more than 35 years of experience as a life sciences executive, and has held executive leadership roles with some of the most successful life science companies.
Millwood, Inc. and Liberty Technologies, Vienna, Ohio
Greg Smith was named regional sales manager for the Red River Region, encompassing Texas and Oklahoma. Smith brings 25 years’ experience in sales and management in a variety of distribution, manufacturing and service environments. Stuart Dodd joins as manager of business development, responsible for providing unit load analysis and servicing the engineered film, banding and air bag requirements of strategic and national accounts. John Monson also joins as manager of business development, working closely with strategic and national accounts.
Provisur Technologies, Inc., Mokena, Ill.
Andy Wischmann was promoted to sales and account manager, separation, responsible for providing more focused attention to separation customers throughout North and South America. In his most recent role, he was sales and service manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America, where he oversaw the agents in those regions for equipment and aftermarket sales.
Delkor Systems Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
Bernard McDowell was appointed sales manager for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, replacing Luke Gardner, who accepted the position of sales engineer within the applications department.