PMMI, Reston, Va.
The organization elected five members to 4-year terms on the board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2014. New board members are Pres Lawhon, president and general manager, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.; Martin Prakken, chief executive officer, BluePrint Automation, Inc.; Gary Saunders, president and CEO, Magnum Systems, Inc.; Alan Shuhaibar, president, BellatRx Inc.; and Gary Tantimonico, vice president, PDC International Corp.
IPACK-IMA SpA, Italy
COOP Italia president Marco Pedroni was appointed chairman of IPACK-IMA 2015.
Nestlé USA, Glendale, Calif.
In the midst of the company moving its frozen pizza division from its present location in Northbrook, Ill., to Solon, Ohio, Nestlé executive John Carmichael will return to the United States from his assignment as zone Americas deputy in Vevey, Switzerland, to become president of Nestlé Pizza, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Paul Bakus, the current president, was named president of corporate affairs for Nestlé in the market, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., Canton, Mass.
The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands expanded the roles of Paul Twohig, president, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Bill Mitchell, president, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada, to include international regions. In addition to his current position, Twohig will assume responsibility for the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in Europe and Latin America, while Mitchell will add the oversight of both brands in Korea, Japan and China. John Varughese will remain the vice president, responsible for the company's brands in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, but will also oversee them in India as well. As a result of these changes, Giorgio Minardi, president, Dunkin' Brands International, will be leaving the company.
Turkey Hill Dairy, Lancaster County, Pa.
John Cox was named president, effective immediately. Cox, who has been serving as the interim president since August 2013, replaces Quintin Frey, who retired after 33 years with the company. Cox joined Turkey Hill Dairy 28 years ago as a marketing manager. Since then he has held a number of leadership roles, including secretary and treasurer and president of Jackson Ice Cream.
BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, Texas
Executive vice president and CFO Tom Hund announced plans to retire during the first quarter of 2014. He will be replaced by Julie Piggott, currently controller and vice president, planning and studies. Hund has been in the railroad industry since 1983, holding multiple senior management and financial roles within BNSF and previously with Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Piggott has served in her current role since 2009.
Insight Enterprises, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
Wolfgang Ebermann was named president, effective Jan. 6, 2014. Ebermann joins Insight after 22 years at Microsoft as vice president and COO Central Eastern Europe. Prior to Microsoft, Ebermann worked for the Hewlett-Packard Peripherals Group (Europe) as European software marketing manager.
CSB-System International, Inc., Willowbrook, Ill.
Paul Griffin was appointed international business development director, responsible for the further expansion of CSB into new territories as well as opening up additional sectors for the company’s range of business software solutions, including ERP, BI, CRM, SCM, MES, line control, OEE, traceability and PPS. Griffin joins from Ishida Europe, where he was most recently marketing and business development director.
Caruso Inc., Cincinnati
Jeff Busch was promoted to president, with Jim Caruso retaining his CEO responsibilities. Busch began his career at Caruso in 1991 as a program manager before advancing to roles in sales, purchasing and operations. In 1997, he joined Fresh America as a program manager before advancing to national sales director. In 2003, he joined Taylor Farms as national program director, and then returned to Caruso in 2005 as chief operating officer.
Agrilab Technologies LLC (AGT), Enosburg Falls, Vt.
Jason McCune-Sanders was named lead engineer, and is also involved with a 3-year compost heat research project at the University of Vermont. Gaelan Brown, founder of CompostPower.org, former vice president of marketing for groSolar and former marketing director of 1% for the Planet, is now the vice president of sales and marketing. Both appointments come on the heels of AGT launching a containerized compost heat recovery system.
CyberCore Technologies, Elkridge, Md.
Mike Myers was appointed president, bringing more than 25 years of senior level experience within the intelligence community. Myers came from Eagle Alliance, where he was the chief technology officer and director of new business.
NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, Calif.
Terry Patterson was named vice president of global customer care for the sensors, systems and metals divisions, responsible for managing the company’s customer care division and developing its various support products. Patterson brings with him 25 years of experience in service management.
CTI Industries Corp., Lake Barrington, Ill.
Timothy Patterson was appointed chief financial officer. Patterson has been with CTI for 10 years, as vice president and senior vice president of finance and administration, and for the past three years, has acted as the principal accounting officer. He will retain his office and title as senior vice president of finance and administration. Additionally, Robin Porter was named sales manager.
Digital Lumens, Boston, Mass.
Mark Komanecky was hired as vice president of marketing and product management, responsible for strategic marketing and product management of the company’s Intelligent LED lighting systems. Komanecky comes from Eragy, where he spearheaded sales, marketing and business development efforts. Previously, Komanecky was president and founder of simpleHome, and has held executive positions with leading telecommunications and networking infrastructure firms such as ADC Telecommunications, Broadband Access Systems, TranSwitch and AT&T Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies.