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Joe Martorano, president, and Paul Stiffler, executive vice president, of Niles, Ill.-based Medtrol Inc. present a “Captains Of Industry” plaque to J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, McDonald’s supply-chain specialist. In addition to the plaque, they also presented Gonzalez-Mendez with a $2,500 donation for the Ronald McDonald House.
Shuttleworth Inc. has named James Bonahoom vice president, finance. He will be responsible for all financial areas of the Shuttleworth North America, Shuttleworth Europe NV and Shuttleworth Southeast Asia. Additionally, James Bush has rejoined the company as regional sales manager, responsible for sales in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. He returns to the company after more than three years on active duty in the U.S. military.
F.R. Drake Co. has appointed Stephen Nunn as vice president of sales and marketing. He will be responsible for developing new business for the high-performance loading manufacturer, as well as managing customer relationships and handling all aspects of marketing.
Jimmie Trimble has been named sales and service training manager for Nilfisk-ALTO Cleaning Systems Inc. He has been with the company for more than 30 years and was previously the project sales manager. He will be responsible for training new and current distributors in all sales and service aspects of KEW high-pressure washers.
Multivac Inc. has appointed five additional regional sales managers to its U.S. food division. They bring nearly 75 years of combined experience selling capital equipment to a wide range of customers in the food industry. They are: Bryan Barner (Arkansas, Louisiana, southeastern Texas); Gregg Poffenbarger (Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Texas); Tom Ribken (Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas); Don Heuck (Illinois, Indiana), and Randy Rhude (Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas).
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has appointed Dennis Buhlke as its president and CEO. He has more than 27 years of experience in general management and executive operating positions in the beef processing industry. William McSwain, interim CEO since October, 2006, will remain as a consultant to facilitate the transition.
Jerome Lawler, DVM, of Silliker Inc., has become the first individual to complete all phases of training under the poultry welfare auditor certification program sponsored by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, as well as the first PAACO-trained author to gain dual certification by also completing the meat plant welfare auditor certification program. After passing two examinations, he completed a total of five shadowed audits with a foundation auditor to satisfy certification requirements.
Dr. Elizabeth Parker has joined the National Cattleman’s Beef Association as chief veterinarian in Washington D.C. She will focus on issues related to animal health, animal welfare and food safety and security, especially those issues being debated within government agencies and in Congress.