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Aasted-Mikroverk, Denmark — Per Karlsen has been named head sales representative of the company’s new division for Bakery and Snack Food equipment.
Admatic, Eatontown, N.J. — John Williams joined Adamatic Corp., part of Aga Foodservice Inc., as national service manager.
ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb. — Gary Rodkin is named as president and chief executive. Steven Goldstone is appointed as chairman, and Lou Nieto takes the role of president of the company’s packaged meats and deli division
Flowers Foods, Thomasville, Ga. — Charles R. Moon is promoted to vice president of R&D/technical services and Russell A. Thompson takes on the role of director of product development. The company’s marketing direction is now under the watch of Allen Shiver, president and chief operating officer of Flowers’ Specialty Group. Shiver retains his current title and responsibilities as head of the Specialty Group.
Gerard’s Bakery LLC, Longmont, Colo. — Joseph McGowan has been promoted to plant manager for the company’s newest facility in Mount Airy, N.C.
J&J Snack Foods, Pennsauken, N.J. — Paul Klingensmith is appointed to vice president of Frozen Dessert Sales.
Sara Lee Food & Beverage, Chicago — Kim Feil is named vice president and chief marketing officer.
Sargento Foods, Plymouth, Wis. — Steve Kinsel joins as an analyst with the Wal-Mart team. Chuck Zielski is appointed to director of sales and Mark Comerford is named director of sales.
Shearer’s Foods, Brewster, Ohio — Steve Surmay is named senior vice president of operations; Tom Donelan is appointed as senior vice president of sales and marketing; Melissa Shearer is promoted to vice president of communications; Alan Fritts is now serving as vice president/corporate controller; Mark Isler is named vice president of regional distribution; Tom Clark is appointed as director of research and development; John
Stephenson is now heading the quality assurance department; Don Asplin is promoted to plant manager; Eric Hurd is named plant engineer; Nick Haught is the new maintenance manager; Todd Brahler is promoted to planning and analysis manager; Tony Guardado is appointed to director of distribution; and John Joyce is now DSD manager in Pittsburgh. Bill Mack joins the company as human resources manager; Chris Kelly is named manager of field sales operations; Bob Amann joins as food safety manager; Lauren Tedesco is named marketing analyst; Dan Wolak is appointed to process improvement manager; and William Lovell is named midnight production shift manager.
The J.M. Smucker Co., Orville, Ohio — John W. Denman appointed as vice president and controller.
Tate & Lyle, London — Mark White has been appointed to the position of president for the company’s newly formed Global Food Ingredients Group, responsible for global food ingredients marketing and growth opportunities. White is currently chief executive of Sugars, Europe, and will assume his new position on Oct. 1, 2005.