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Wolf-tec Inc. has hired Oliver Verhoeven as export manager for all products into the Latin American territories. He previously served as product export manager for Karl Schnell in Mexico, South and Central America. He lives in Tenango del Valle, Mexico.
Stork Food Systems has promoted Chris Hopkins to technical services manager for its further processing business in Gainesville, Ga. Prior to his promotion, he served as a product/market development manager, a position he held for five years. Additionally, Peter Snoeyenbos has joined Stork as a regional sales manager for Latin America. He formerly worked for Stork Food Systems in the Netherlands as an export sales manager for Asia and will be based out of Bogota, Colombia.
Pat Englert of Ashworth Bros. Inc. now serves in the newly created position of Undine sanitation manager and will champion the conveyor belt manufacturer’s new business venture as exclusive U.S. representative for the patented Undine CIP Belt Cleaning System. He has been with Ashworth for nine years, previously serving as engineering services manager.
Wixon Inc. has named Jill Sonntag senior food technologist - Technology Applications & Industrial Ingredients. In her new role, she will work with Magnifique™ and Eix-Fresh™ technology applications as well as continuing to work in the consumer product development division.
Hormel Foods Corp. has names Dennis Boik director of environmental sustainability. He will be responsible for directing Hormel’s sustainability effort by defining expectations and initiating projects relating to environmental sustainability. He started with the company in 1971 as a plant engineer in the mechanical division in the Austin, Minn., plant.