Global food processing and packaging equipment provider,tna solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Regional Sales Managers in North America. With extensive experience serving food manufacturers across the United States, Steve Johnson and Timothy Upshur will bring even greater value to customers searching for fast, flexible, end-to-end food processing and packaging solutions.
SinnovaTek has appointed Jim Holbrook to become Chairman of the Board of Directors, a veteran CPG executive who brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise around sales, marketing, brand-building, and business operations, to the company. In his new role with SinnovaTek, Jim will be a key advisor to the business as it continues to expand its current operations and refine their B2B strategy.
Amy’s Kitchen, maker of organic and plant-based foods, has hired Ritu Mathur as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Ritu will be critical in developing an integrated customer- and consumer-centric marketing division to help Amy’s continue to grow its brand.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas, the U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle and home of Ready Pac Foods, has appointed Andrea Montagna as Chief Executive Officer. Montagna will assume leadership of the company effective immediately, succeeding Mary Thompson who stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Land O’Frost, one of the nation’s best-selling brands of packaged meats, today announced the addition of Saverio Spontella to its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Innovation. In this role, Spontella will oversee the growth and profitability of all Land O’Frost, Wellshire and Gone Rogue brands.
Golden State Foods (GSF), has appointed Justin Vannoy as GSF corporate vice president and president, Liquid Products North America (LPNA). Based in Conyers, Georgia, Vannoy will lead the planning and execution of a strategic business plan to satisfy GSF's financial and operational objectives, including customer growth, product quality, food safety, associate safety, and succession planning. His role will also focus on broadening the capabilities, technologies, and markets in which GSF supplies dressings, sauces, syrups, and toppings.
The U.S. Apple Association has named Michigan grower Chris Alpers of RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms to lead its board of directors. He will serve the 2021-22 term. A third-generation grower, Alpers is the operations manager of RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms and a partner in Alpers Tree Sales in Lake Leelanau, Michigan, where he grows apples, as well as sweet and tart cherries.
Maven Machines, a fleet management and telematics software company in the commercial trucking and transportation industry, has hired Bob Cunningham as chief product officer. With experience in product leadership, technical software development, SaaS, and engineering, Cunningham will strengthen Maven’s position within the fleet management technology industry.
Seal the Seasons, the first national brand to sell locally grown frozen produce, has added Serafina Palandech as VP of sales, and Tom Healy as senior sales advisor. Over the past 10 years, Palandech founded, scaled, and sold her own organic chicken nugget venture. Healy played a significant sales role at both Vitamin Water and Pirates Booty prior to their successful acquisition.