February 1, 2007
The Kellogg Co., Battlecreek, Mich., has elected David Mackay CEO. He succeeds Jim Jenness, who will continue as chairman and a board member. Mackay joined Kellogg Australia as group product manager in 1985. After leaving the company briefly, he returned in 1998. Most recently, he served as president and COO.
Ken Hagedorn has joined Naegele, Inc. Bakery Systems, Alsip, Ill., as partner and vice president of sales and marketing. Hagedorn, who will operate out of a New Jersey office, has 25 years of experience in sales management for the baking industry. He also serves on the board of the Food Processing Suppliers Association.
Rondo Doge North America, Moonachie, N,J., has appointed Jerry Murphy president and general manager. Previously, he had been responsible for sales and business development for a major bakery equipment company. He also has more than 20 years of supply chain management, new product commercialization and quality assurance with a multinational food company.
The Grain Foods Foundation, Ridgway, Colo., has hired Bill McCurry as director of development. McCurry has worked in the baking industry in numerous capacities for more than 35 years. Most recently, he worked for Manildra Milling Corp., where he served as a consultant after retiring as president in 2005. He also is a former American Bakers Association board member and currently serves on the board of trustees for the American Institute of Baking.
Dan Hermen joins Baker Perkins Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., as account manager. Hermen is covering the East Coast and southeast markets for the cookie, cracker and snack equipment producer.
B&G Foods, Parsippany, N.J., has promoted Vanessa Maskal to executive vice president of sales. Previously, Maskal held senior positions at Drake Bakeries and Whatman, Inc. She succeeds David Burke, who is retiring after 16 years with the company and 41 years in the food and consumer products industry.
Heading up bakery machine manufacturer Fritsch’s new offices in Moscow is Alexej G. Michailow, an experienced sales manager who has worked for various European firms.
Hartness Intl., Greenville, S.C., has re-aligned its North American sales team. Keith Cooper has been named director of sales for the northeastern United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Erin Boles has been promoted to director of sales for the southern United States. Jim Soenke is the new director of sales for the entire western United States, including the Midwest and the West Coast. Tony Elrod has taken the position of director of technical sales. Scott Smith has been named vice president of sales and marketing.
Gonnella Baking Co., Chicago, has appointed Nicholas Marcucci president. He replaces George F. Marcucci, his second cousin, who passed away on Nov. 28, 2006.
Kaak Group North America, Lithia Springs, Ga., has hired Lou Giliberti as regional sales manager of the Northeast. Giliberti brings with him more than 30 years of experience.
The American Egg Board has named Joanne C. Ivy president and CEO, succeeding Louis B. Raffel, who recently retired after serving in that capacity since 1976. Ivy has been with AEB for 20 years. Most recently, she served as senior vice president.
Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Ill., announced during its annual shareholders’ meeting that the 11 incumbent directors were re-elected to its board. They are G. Allen Andreas, Alan L. Boeckmann, Mollie Hale Carter, Roger S. Joslin, Antonio Maciel Neto, Patrick J. Moore, M. Brian Mulroney, Thomas F. O’Neill, O. Glenn Webb, Kelvin R. Westbrook and Patricia A. Woertz.
Cambridge International, Cambridge, Md., has appointed H.J. “Sco” Scofield director of worldwide market development. Scofield has more than 30 years of market development experience in the manufacturing arena.
Zip-Pak, Manteno, Ill., has named John Schneider vice president and general manager. Schneider is responsible for overseeing new product development, manufacturing and commercial activities for five Zip-Pak businesses in North America.
J&J Snacks, Pennsauken, N.J., recently appointed several key vice president positions: John Griffith, vice president of information systems; Harry Fronjan, vice president of human resources; Barbara Dassatti, regional vice president of foodservice sales; Ernest Fogle, vice president of R&D for MIA Frozen Desserts; Tom Hunter, vice president/general manager of Uptown Bakeries; Mike Harvison, vice president/general manager of Country Home Bakers; Charles Tommolino, vice president of foodservice sales READI-BAKE for Country Home Bakers; and David Lauder, vice president — controller for The ICEE Company, a subsidiary of J&J Snack Foods.
Allied Bakery Equipment, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has named Brad Winnamen industrial project manager. Previously, Winnaman was director of product development for La Brea Bakery.
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Assn., Chicago, has elected Bob Hysell, executive vice president of Flowers Foods Specialty Group’s foodservice division, Thomasville, Ga., to its 2007 board. Hysell has more than 25 years of foodservice experience. He will serve a three-year term on the IFMA board.
SIAB—International Techno-Bake Exhibition has named Alberto Bauli president of SIAB 2007, the 8th edition of this show, to be held in Verona, Italy, May 5-9. Bauli is president of his own bakery company. He also is a member of the Italian Bakery, Pastry and Confectionary Industries’ Association (A.I.D.I.), the Italian Brand Industry Association (Centromarca) and Associated Advertisement Users (Upa).