Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Washington, D.C.
Eric Critchlow was appointed new U.S. program director, tasked with leading the organization’s U.S program, including its commercial, fisheries and communications teams and working closely with partners in the seafood industry. Previously, Critchlow was vice president of Lusamerica Foods, and has over 35 years in the seafood industry. He started in the commercial fishing industry as a troll salmon buyer and general production worker, and has also worked with Ocean Beauty (Portland Fish) and North Pacific Seafoods as vice president of sales.
Mann Packing, Salinas, Calif.
Greg Komar was named director of food safety and product quality, responsible for all food safety and product quality systems. Previously, Komar was director of food safety for SCS Global Services. He worked as the technical manager for NSF Agriculture for seven years, and was the director of food safety for Growers Express/Green Giant Fresh. Prior to that, Komar worked as senior quality assurance plant manager at Earthbound Farm and as quality assurance manager at Mann Packing from 2001-2003.
JOH, Billerica, Mass.
Jeremy Reed joined as an account manager of the Great Lakes region. Reed maintains over 10 years of experience in the food industry, most recently with Advantage Sales and Marketing, where he managed grocery, dairy and GM/HBC clients for customers such as Meijer, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, Marsh and Heinen’s. He also worked at ConAgra Foods, where he managed grocery for the Meijer team and frozen and dairy for the SpartanNash team.
PRO*ACT, Monterey, Calif.
Kristie Waters joined as vice president of client development, working with the client development team to ensure awareness of the benefits of PRO*ACT and strengthen strategic relationships with existing and prospective clients. Waters is a produce industry veteran with experience in sales, marketing and business development. She most recently was director of sales for Gulf Coast Produce, and prior to that, was in sales and marketing for The Garden Produce.
Cosi, Inc., Boston
Chief financial officer Miguel Rossy-Donovan submitted his resignation, effective Sept. 23, to become CFO at another company. Rossy-Donovan was instrumental in working with management and the board of directors to instill discipline and drive the momentum. Meanwhile, Patrick Bennett, a member of the board of directors, will serve as interim president and CEO, taking over for former president and CEO RJ Dourney, whowas terminated, effective immediately. Bennett maintains extensive experience working with distressed companies and building high-performance executive teams focused on delivering significantly improved results in complex and challenging business environments, in both public and private companies. Bennett also boasts experience in developing and executing growth strategies and multi-faceted strategic plans to improve market share, gross revenue and profitability.
Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash.
Bert Switten was promoted to area sales manager for Central and Northern California, responsible for bringing the company’s high-performance digital sorting, conveying and process automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers. Previously, Switten was a digital sorting sales support manager for North America, based in Key’s Sacramento, Calif., facility. Before the Key-Visys merger in 2013, he was a customer service engineer for Visys NV. Switten takes over for Jack Kraemer, who is retiring from Key after 13 years.