M. James Mark, chief executive officer of the Melvin Mark Companies, a commercial real estate services company, has been named to the Henningsen Cold Storage Co. Board of Directors. Mark is a third-generation leader of the 60-year-old, privately held real estate company. As CEO, he has oversight of the company’s development, leasing and management activity involving more than 3 million square feet of commercial buildings and parking structures in the Portland area. He started with the company in 1981. Henningsen is a public refrigerated warehouse company offering full-service temperature-controlled logistics services, with eight operations comprising more than 37 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehousing.
Mark Hickman, president and chief executive officer of Peco Foods Inc., was installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council. Mike Welch, president and chief executive officer of Harrison Poultry, took office as vice chairman, and Michael Roberts, president of the Poultry Group of Perdue Farms Inc., became secretary-treasurer. The new officers were installed during the NCC Annual Conference held in Washington D.C. and attended by members of the industry from across the country. Officers serve one-year terms.
Mathew Peebles of Silver Springs, Fla., won the title of 2007 National Beef Ambassador at the annual competition, held October 5-7 in Minneapolis, Minn. The competition was established on behalf of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and state beef councils by the American National CattleWomen Inc. Twenty contestants vied for the national title and $5,000 in cash prizes sponsored exclusively by Tyson Foods Inc. Additionally, three educational scholarships totaling $2,250 were given by the American National CattleWomen Foundation Inc. Peebles received $2,500 cash and a $1,000 college scholarship. Second place went to Amanda Rankin, who received $1,200 and a $750 scholarship. Third-place winner JoAnna Strom received $800 and a $500 scholarship. Christie Molinaro and Londa Johnson received $250 each as honorable-mention awards.
Key Technology announces the appointment of David Camp as president and chief executive officer. He is responsible for leading strategies that bring Key’s automated inspection, specialized conveying, product preparation systems and world-class service to customers worldwide. He has more than 25 years of technology and manufacturing related experience, including the management of process control, capital equipment, and service businesses. Key Technology designs and manufactures process automation systems, integrated electro-optical inspection and sorting systems and processing systems.