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AIB International, Manhattan, Kan., has named Andre Biane president and CEO, following a five-month, nationwide search.
Biane has served more than 30 years in the food industry and has experience in quality systems implementation, technology translation, strategic planning, organization design and leadership. He was vice president of research, design and quality and vice president of product development at Sara Lee and vice president of research, design and quality at Earthgrains Co. In addition, he has held several quality positions with Eagle Snacks and Anheuser-Busch Cos., and was a managing partner of ABusiness Solution, LCC, a consulting company to multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Biane will replace James Munyon, who has served as president and CEO of AIB International for the past eight years. Munyon is a 38-year veteran of the food industry and was an executive for Carnation Co., Nestle Co. and AIB International. He will begin assisting Biane with the transition on March 11.