Fuchs North America, an Owings Mills, Md., supplier of seasonings and taste solutions for food manufacturers and the foodservice industry, announces three corporate appointments at its headquarters location in suburban Baltimore, Md.
Fuchs North America, Owings Mills, Md., welcomes Kenneth R. Wuestenfeld as vice president of sales and business development. In this position, Wuestenfeld will expand and further develop the company’s North American customer base, as well as identify new segment opportunities.
Before joining Fuchs North America, Wuestenfeld held several executive-level positions with ConAgra Foods, including general manager for the Lamb Weston subsidiary where he managed two plants and a sales/marketing organization. Subsequently, he led sales and marketing efforts for the Gilroy Foods & Flavors ingredient division of ConAgra. Wuestenfeld has also held sales and managerial positions at Sara Lee Bakery, PepsiCo and Nestlé.
Felix Venezuela has also joins Fuchs North America as director of operations, in which he will focus on enhancing the company’s production facilities to accommodate growth in existing product segments as well as expansion into new ones.
Venezuela has more than 25 years of experience in the food industry, working at Quaker Oats, Sara Lee and Massimo Zanetti Beverage. Prior to joining Fuchs North America, he was plant manager at Young Pecan/Hampton Farms in Las Cruces, N.M.
The company also appoints Edward G. Harazak senior food scientist. In this position, Harazak will be responsible for supporting Fuchs customers in developing seasoning blends for a variety of food segments.
“We are delighted to welcome these gentlemen to our organization,” says Dan Cooper, chief executive officer (CEO). “Their backgrounds, skill sets and experience will make them highly effective in their roles. They join a strong, customer-focused team that’s committed to providing consumer insights on taste trends, and to always deliver the right taste solution.”