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Charles E. “Charlie” Ball
, longtime executive vice president of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), died on June 4 in his home in Amarillo. Ball was a regional editor for Farm Journal from 1951 to 1972, when he was hired as TCFA executive vice president.  He retired from TCFA in 1989, but remained active as an association consultant and with the International Livestock Congress., U.S. Meat Export Federation, and the Beef Board.
Rovema Packaging Machines has hired Paul Bibens as supervisor for spare parts and conversions. He has several years of experience in the packaging industry, and previously worked with Rovema from 1988 until 1995. He joins the 24-hour customer service team, which includes technical services, spare parts and conversions.
Shuttleworth Inc. has announced several promotions to better serve its growing global customer needs. Bret Ranc has been promoted to vice president, sales & engineering; Jim Fields has been promoted to manufacturing manager/standard conveyor development manager; Klaus Daenzer has been promoted to R&D/customer & product consultant; Steve Henry has been promoted to aviation/facilities manager; Dennis Melching has been promoted to director, purchasing and cost control; Terry Holzheuer has been promoted to regional sales manager/marketing consultant, and Mike Surfus has been promoted to manufacturing supervisor for assembly, fabrication, and molding & shipping.
Multivac Inc. announced the appointment of Bill Gardner as Eastern regional service supervisor and John Hofer as Western regional service supervisor. Gardner and Hofer will be responsible for ensuring the company’s resources for working with existing customers and new installations are optimally deployed for customer care within their respective territories east and west of the Mississippi River. Additionally, Multivac announced the appointment of Nestor Plawiuk as its national sales manager for Canada.  That addition is the latest in a series of investments the company has made to drive growth and enhance its service to Canadian customers.