Belcampo, pioneer of hyper-sustainable, organic, grass-fed and -finished, Certified Humane meats, broths, and jerky, today announced that Garry Embleton has joined the company as its new co-CEO. A CPG veteran for high-growth, category-leading brands, Embleton brings 25 years of general management, product development, eCommerce, and supply chain operations experience to his role at Belcampo. Co-founder Anya Fernald will continue to serve alongside Embleton as co-CEO, leading the company’s brand, marketing, and product activities.
Paul Terrell has driven more than 2.5 million miles for broadline distributor Ben E. Keith the past 26 years.
August 12, 2020
Ben E. Keith Foods driver Paul Terrell was named to the 2020 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Truck Driver Hall of Fame. Terrell has been a driver with the broadline foodservice distributor for 25 years and is based out of the Mid-South division. There are over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service qualify for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame.
Refrigerated Solutions Group (“RSG”), an industry leader in refrigerated equipment and service, recently announced several management promotions. Bob Stevens has been promoted to the Director of Dealer Sales, Craig Hammel has accepted the role of Director of Strategic Accounts, Kim McGee has been promoted to the Director of CX & Sales Support and Pam Williams has accepted the position of Director of Business Development & Project Management for RSG. All four will report directly to Dan Hinkle, Chief Commercial Officer for RSG. Stevens and Hammel will assume their new roles immediately while McGee and Williams will take on their new responsibilities August 17th.
Banks is currently president and a non-independent director; White elevated to role on Board as Executive Vice Chairman.
August 3, 2020
Tyson Foods announced Dean Banks will succeed Noel White as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while maintaining the role of President, effective October 3, 2020. White, who led Tyson through a period of unprecedented volatility and uncertainty when he assumed the CEO role in 2018, will remain with Tyson in a new role as Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors.
The Massman Companies, a leading group of packaging equipment manufacturing companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Russell Schlager to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Liquid Filling Systems. Schlager has been active with the Massman Companies’ Ideal-Pak business unit for more than seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing. He also recently served as the Director of Sales for Massman’s PASE Group business unit.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, today announced the appointment of Christine Mei as Chief Executive Officer. Mei will lead the growth and expansion of Gathered Foods as a preeminent innovator in the plant-based food industry.
The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award was established to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate meat science courses and the impact on the lives of those students in a highly positive manner. The award is sponsored by Hawkins, Inc. Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan will be honored on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CST), during the Virtual 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) awards presentation.
Raley’s announced the promotion of Laura Croff to Senior Vice President, People. Laura is responsible for all aspects of Raley’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, labor relations, compensation and benefits. She will work closely with the Executive Committee to ensure Raley’s continues to elevate a culture that attracts, retains and develops the best teams.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.