Defying the Odds
McCormick Flavor, a unit of McCormick & Co., Inc., has partnered with Exopack, LLC to co-develop new packaging to be used for McCormick Flavor’s dry flavor systems of spices, herbs,seasonings, oatings, breaders and batters. The patent-pending, tamper-evident packaging is sold by Exopack under the ShurSeal brand and is targeted to food-processing and agriculture-based companies that are seeking security solutions fortheir products. McCormick has exclusive rights in the use of this innovative packaging for flavor systems sold for specific food categories.
John LeComte, president and CEO of Gold Medal Bakery, Inc., passed away on January 31, aged 58. A graduate of Bryant College and winner of the distinguished alumnus award, LeComte successfully implemented a drop ship program during his career at Gold Medal Bakery, helping to eliminate a large inventory. LeComte was also a long-time member of the Long Company and served on its Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife Florine and children, Janessa, Justin and Jean.
Robert C. Spieth, Sr., passed away on February 2, aged 92. Spieth was the former plant manager of Ward Baking Co. Following a 34-year career at Ward’s, he served as the plant manager of both the Cleveland and Baltimore plants. Spieth completed his lifetime of bakery service as a bakery sales consultant for the Long Co. Spieth is survived by his son, Jerry, who is currently plant manager at Nickle’s Bakery, Inc., in Navarre, Ohio.
Moreover, Gould announced that Pepperidge will eliminate trans fats from all of its breads over the next year. Currently, 20% of its breads are made without trans fat, he said.
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People on the move
BEMA, Wilmette, Ill. – Christine Rose hired as administration manager.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C. – Michael Phalen joins the company as chief financial officer; Sherry Polonsky promoted to senior vice president of finance.
The Long Co, Chicago – Duane Bull added to manufacturing services team.
Robert Reiser & Co. Inc., — Peter Mellon has been appointed president of Reiser. He replaces Roger Reiser, who served as president for more than 35 years. Roger Reiser will continue leading the company as expertise and guiding the sales force. Prior to coming to eh United States, Mellon led Reiser (UK) since its inception more than 10 years ago. John McIsaac promoted to vice president of engineering research and development.
Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, Calif. – Lucio R. Kreimer appointed vice president of foodservice sales and marketin gand special channels.
TastyBakingCo., iladelphia, Pa. – Karen Schutz named director of new business development.