USPOULTRY Foundation, Tucker, Ga.
Dr. Travis Cigainero was appointed chairman of the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. Dr. Cigainero is manager of broiler technical services for CEVA and has served on the Foundation Research Advisory Committee for 13 years. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Avian Pathologists and is an honorary member of the University of Georgia’s Masters of Avian Medicine Alumni Association.
International Poultry Council, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Marilia Rangel of Brazil was selected as the new secretary general, replacing George Watts, who is retiring after serving three years as IPC secretary general on a part-time basis. Rangel has been foreign markets coordinator with the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) for eight years, where she worked in industry and government relations, international trade activities, coordinated sustainability issues, served as industry spokesperson at international events and took part in trade and market access negotiations.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va.
Andrew Dougherty was promoted to vice president of member services, responsible for spearheading member engagement and recruitment efforts. Dougherty joined PMMI in 2012.
Allen Harim, Seaford, Del.
Everett LeCates was named new information technology manager, tasked with overseeing all activities of the IT department, including planning and implementation of the latest available software and hardware. LeCates previously spent 16 years at Safran Labinal Power systems, where he was the information systems lead. He also served in the United States Navy, where he worked as a sonar technician for 13 years.
Domino's Pizza, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Joe Jordan was named vice president, chief marketing officer. Jordan has been with Domino's since 2011, when he began serving as the vice president of marketing innovation and helped launch the Handmade Pan Pizza and Specialty Chicken. Most recently, he was vice president of field marketing, where he spearheaded the realignment of interdisciplinary resources to better support franchisees at the local level. Prior to Domino's, he held marketing roles at Accenture, Philips, Unilever and PepsiCo Inc. Dennis Maloney was named vice president, chief digital officer. Maloney has been with the company since 2010 as the vice president of multimedia marketing, and has been instrumental in growing Domino's digital sales to approximately 50% of its total U.S. sales. He also led the development and launch of Pizza Profiles, Easy Ordering, the iPad, iPhone and Android ordering apps, voice ordering with Dom, and most recently, ordering on smartwatches and via Twitter. Maloney's previous experience includes more than 14 years in marketing and e-commerce at the Coca-Cola Co. and Procter & Gamble Co. Julia Oswald was appointed vice president, head of strategy and insights for Domino's USA. Oswald joined Domino's in 2009 and was responsible for guiding the insights process that supports marketing initiatives. With her expanded duties, she will now lead the strategic function for all of Domino's USA. Oswald spent nine years at PepsiCo Inc. in strategy and insights. And, Debbie Sweeney was promoted to vice president of national field and Team USA marketing. Sweeney, who began working at Domino's in 1996, has served in a number of key marketing roles within the company, most recently as the director of national field marketing. She was also instrumental in developing and rolling out a new market planning process. Before joining Domino's, Sweeney worked in marketing for four years at Subway.
Avure Technologies, Erlanger, Ky.
David Peck joined as a food scientist at the company’s global headquarters and customer center, responsible for assisting customers in developing and enhancing recipes and package designs. Peck comes with a wealth of experience in the meat and meat-related industries, specializing in processing, continuous improvement, product development and formulation.
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va.
Jeffrey Heller was promoted to vice president intermodal and automotive, responsible for intermodal and automotive marketing and sales, intermodal operations and systems. Heller joined Norfolk Southern’s international intermodal group in 1994 after working with container shipping and intermodal companies both in the United States and abroad. He was named group vice president international intermodal in 2004, and then vice president of intermodal and automotive marketing, his most recent position, in 2013. Meanwhile, Cary Booth was promoted to group vice president intermodal operations, responsible for intermodal terminals, equipment and service. Booth joined Norfolk Southern in 1984 as a management trainee, was later named director intermodal operations East in 1998 and then assistant vice president intermodal service development, his most recent position, in 2006.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., Brewerton, N.Y.
Craig Johnston was appointed regional sales manager in the Southeast, effective immediately. Johnston has over 15 years’ experience in sales of secondary packaging machinery, including case packing, palletizing and robotic integration.
Harvest Automation, North Billerica, Mass.
Craig Adkins joined the Advisory Board. Adkins has spent almost 20 years in e-commerce fulfillment operations such as Zappos and Amazon. He was also plant manager of Yazaki North America, bringing process improvement and quality initiatives to their automotive parts distribution business.