April 1, 2006
Don Esch has been named president of Gainco. He replaces Larry Bettcher, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Prior to assuming the post at Gainco, Esch served as vice president of sales and marketing for Bettcher Industries, a position he continues to hold.
Tony Scribner, former applied products engineer at Alkar, has joined Simply Manufacturing. His objectives will be to design, estimate and quote food equipment to customers while concentrating on reducing costs and targeting lead times. Simply Manufacturing is a supplier of meat-processing accessories, trees, trucks, cages, screens and other fabricated equipment.
Wolf-Tec Inc. has named Jack Hoefker as regional sales manager, south central. He will be responsible for customer and sales-related activities in Tennessee, western Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He has more than 10 years of sales experience in the industry and will work from his home base near Nashville, Tenn.
Reiser has appointed Tim Moskal to the newly created positions of thermal processing manager and corporate account manager. He will be responsible for sales of the VEMAG thermal processing product line in North America. He will also be responsible for sales of all Reiser product lines to Kraft Foods (Convenient Meats), Sara Lee (Packaged Meats) and Bar-S Foods.
Multisorb Technologies International has appointed Mark Celmer to chief executive officer. He assumes the position in addition to his role as president. Under his leadership, Multisorb has significantly expanded operations globally, especially in the overseas markets such as Europe, India, China, Southeast Asia and South America. That expansion came on the heels of significant growth in its U.S. operations.
Kobi Levy has been appointed executive vice president and manager of the Frutarom Ltd. Global Flavors Division. “Mr. Levy brings substantial experience as he assumes this new role at Frutarom. His extensive knowledge and insights into the worldwide food industry will greatly enhance our long-term relationships with customers who are located in more than 100 countries,” said Ori Yehudai, president and CEO.
Steven Gourley has joined Computerway Food Systems as a fabricator. He is responsible for fabricating stainless-steel equipment. He has 39 years of experience.