Gold Coast Packing has promoted two employees and added one member to its team. The business has always been family owned and operated since its inception in 1978 by long-time friends Ron Burk and Bob Espinola. And it will continue that way as Burk’s son Gary has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to the promotion, Gary was Gold Coast’s general manager. He had held that position since 2019. Gary will now oversee all daily operating duties at Gold Coast Packing and the company’s processing facility, Fresh Venture Foods.
Alpha Foods has hired their first Chief Marketing Officer--former lululemon VP of Global Brand Management, Kierstin De West. Prior to her leadership at lululemon, De West founded her own marketing agency in 2003. During her fifteen years as a CEO, she helped guide clients such as Hershey, The North Face, MillerCoors, the Rainforest Alliance and more through the continued cultural shift towards sustainability, purpose and impact.
Company also debuts three new products, redesigns its packaging, and launches a direct-to-consumer site.
June 7, 2021
GoodPop Frozen Pops has hired Rahul Shah as president and chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Shah will oversee all departments, including daily operations of the business, as the brand tracks to double its business in 2022. He brings extensive experience in corporate strategy, breakthrough digital marketing and operational transformation. As part of the executive leadership team, Shah will work alongside GoodPop founder and CEO, Daniel Goetz.
SideDrive Conveyor announced the addition of Tony Maniscalco to their organization as a business unit leader. With executive level management experience in global sales, marketing, production, engineering and distribution, Maniscalco will be responsible for overseeing daily activities as well as future growth opportunities.
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is pleased to announce Peggy Han as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP/CFO). In this role, Han will oversee and manage controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, and information technology. Han brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience and a lifetime of love for the Tillamook brand to the EVP/CFO position.
Alan Hewitt has been named business development manager at global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging. In his new role with KM, Alan will be responsible for sales of lidding film and flexible packaging in the UK and Ireland.
Markus Wolf took over responsibility as Managing Director of Interroll Conveyor GmbH in Mosbach, Germany and both associated Global Centers of Excellence Conveyors and Pallet Handling. Most recently the 58-year-old Markus Wolf was the Chief Operating officer of a mid-sized company for driving shafts managing its seven production and assembly sites, located in Germany.
Local Bounti, a U.S. indoor agriculture company, has promoted Biotech veteran Kathleen Valiasek to Chief Financial Officer and added food industry innovator Mark Nelson to the Company’s Board of Directors.