People on the Move
Flowers Foods Bakeries Group, Thomasville, Ga. — Larry Ruth is named president of Flowers Baking Co. of Pine Bluff.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Chicago — Distinguished analytics authority Sunil “Sunny” Garga is named president of IRI’s Analytic Insights Group. Sunny will lead IRI’s Analytic Insights, Measurement Sciences, and Analytic Consulting Services organizations on a global basis. Dr. Robert C. Blattberg joins the Analytics Advisory Board as Chief Analytics Officer.
MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchison, Kan. — Jeffrey “Jeff” Saforek assumes the position of director of sales, Southeastern Region for Food Ingredient Solutions at MGP.
Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis. — Phil Delpierre joins as Director of Research and Development. Dr. Soma Gandikota is appointed to Senior Research Scientist. Award-winning chef Guy Beardsmore is hired as corporate chef for the food service, food ingredients and consumers products divisions. Marta Turley is named as national accounts manager, Food Service Division.