FPSA elects new members, among other industry personnel changes
Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), McLean, Va.
New members to the board include Tom Kittle, president of Handtmann Inc and Handtmann Canada Ltd., who will serve as chairman; Gil Williams, president U.S. and Canada of Poly-clip System, who will serve as immediate past chairman; John Atanasio, president and CEO of Alfa Laval, Inc., who will serve as treasurer; Dan Plante, director of sales and marketing for JBT FoodTech, who will serve as chairman of the Membership Committee; and Bill McPhail, president of MAX Engineering & Consulting, who will serve as chairman of the Show Committee. Jeff Dahl, North American business manager for JBT FoodTech, assumed the role of chairman of the FPSA Foundation. Additionally, Jarrod McCarroll, chief executive officer of Weber Inc., was elected chairman of MISA; Brian Perkins, vice president, global product management for Provisur, was elected vice chairman of MISA; Bert Wesley, senior principal at Woodard & Curran, was elected chairman of the Beverage Council; Chad Hawkins, sales engineer for SPX FLOW, was elected vice chairman of the Beverage Council; Edel Blanks, president and general manager for Intralox, was elected chairman of the Prepared Foods Council; Dan Voit, president of Blentech, was elected vice chairman of the Prepared Foods Council; Ken Hagedorn, vice president of sales and marketing for Naegele Inc., was elected chairman of the Bakery Council; and Ed Fay, president of CMC America, was elected vice chairman of the Bakery Council. The Bakery Council also elected Tony Graves, project manager at the Dennis Group; the Beverage Council elected Hank Brink, chief executive officer at Design Group; and MISA elected Bob Grote, chief executive officer of Grote Co., to serve as members at large.
Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
The Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed Maurina Lee as new director of finance. She has been controller since March 2015, and was previously finance manager for Downey, Calif., from 2006-2015. Robert Seidel was named the new director of surveys. Seidel began working in surveys for the port in 1992 for an 18-month internship. He returned to the port in 1997, and worked on many major projects, including the development of Pier T in 2000 and the 1992 expansion of Pier J. Seidel has been the port’s chief surveyor since 2006. And, Allison Yoh was promoted to director of transportation planning. Yoh has been the transportation policy manager since February 2015. Prior to joining the port in 2013, she was associate director of two research centers at UCLA focusing on transportation policy. The appointments are effective March 19.
The Kroger Co., Cincinnati
Mary Ellen Adcock was promoted to group vice president of retail operations, effective May 16, succeeding Marnette Perry, who in February, announced plans to retire. Adcock joined the company's Country Oven Bakery in 1999, and has held several leadership positions in manufacturing, including vice president of deli/bakery manufacturing in 2009. In 2014, Adcock was named vice president of merchandising for Kroger's Columbus, Ohio, division.
Premiere Foods, London
Jette Andersen was appointed managing director of the international business unit, following the departure of Peter Ellis, who took up a senior position elsewhere in the industry. She joins from Orangina Schweppes International (OSI), a division of Suntory Food & Beverage Europe, where she held several senior management positions based in Copenhagen, Zurich and Amsterdam. Most recently, Jette was general manager, North Europe, French territories, Caribbean and North America, leading the development of OSI's business in 40 markets. She also played a key role in the integration of Lucozade and Ribena into the international business following Suntory's acquisition of the brands in 2014.
Target Corp., Minneapolis
Tom Kadlec will join as senior vice president of infrastructure and operations, leading efforts to modernize and enhance Target’s technology foundation. Kadlec has nearly 25 years of global technology experience in retail and finance, including 17 years spent in various leadership positions at Tesco PLC, where he was group technology director. Prior to that, Kadlec worked in the Czech Republic and Hungary for Tesco, and led the retailer’s operations and infrastructure team through major transformation and the retiring of many legacy applications. Kadlec comes from Virtual Clarity, where he worked on the transformation of a major UK bank. Meanwhile, Joel Crabb was hired as vice president of architecture, responsible for enterprise architecture, agile practices and application program interfaces (APIs). Crabb has more than 20 years of experience as a technology leader and engineer. He joined Target from Best Buy Co., where he worked for more than five years, most recently as chief architect and head of digital engineering. Prior to that, he held various technology leadership and engineering posts at companies in the Minneapolis area.
Insight Enterprises, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
Bruce Armstrong was appointed to the company's board of directors, effective March 8. Armstrong maintains a strong background in big data and analytics, next generation databases, data mining and the Internet of Things (IoT). Previously, he was chief executive officer and executive of several technology companies, including PivotLink Corp., Knova Software, Inc., Sybase, Inc. and Teradata Corp.
Carl Fowlerwas appointed senior vice president, business development – regional accounts, responsible for leading the company’s regional business development team, developing its regional growth strategy and partnering with Americold customers to optimize their supply chains. Fowler brings more than 20 years of logistics industry experience, having previously served in roles directing sales, engineering, supply chain solutions, planning and forecasting, transportation management and contract logistics. Most recently, he was vice president, sales and solutions for XPO/Menlo, where he oversaw growth strategy, global sales, solutions process development and product development. Fowler has also worked with Penske Logistics, E. L. Hollingsworth, Inc. and Vemco.
Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wis.
Trent Nevill was appointed vice president, president Asia Pacific, responsible for driving enterprise leadership, strategy, fast-paced growth and functional management across the Asia Pacific region. Nevill initially joined Johnson Controls in 1995 as an account executive with the company's building efficiency branch office. Over the past 20 years, he has steadily advanced through numerous sales, operations and general management roles. He has served as vice president and general manager, systems and services North America since 2014.