Hallstead

Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse, Wis.-Eric Hallstead joins as account mgr. in the Functional Systems Group. Hallstead will primarily be responsible for marketing Main Street's Keystone™ line of functional stabilizer systems. He brings over 15 years of experience in the dairy industry, with an extensive background in research and development, focusing on ice cream and aseptics.

Vesterby

The Tillamook County Creamery Assn., Tillamook, Ore.- Brad Vesterby appointed to national sales mgr. for Tillamook County Creamery Assn., and Tony Rhodes joins as corporate regional sales mgr. Vesterby joined TCCA in 2004 as a regional sales mgr. and has helped manage the Tillamook brand throughout the Pacific Northwest. As national sales mgr., Vesterby will continue to lead the Albertson's team for Tillamook while managing new leadership responsibilities within the TCCA sales team.

Rhodes

Rhodes will work out of the Tigard, Ore. office, and customers will include: Winco Foods, Unified Grocers, SuperValue, McDonalds, Fred Meyer Deli and Super Target. Rhodes has extensive experience in the food sales industry, most recently working as a customer business manager for the Northwest with Campbell Soup. Rhodes also worked with Thomas J. Lipton Foods in Eugene, Ore.

Mozzarella Fresca, San Francisco-Stephen Morvay joins as corporate chef.

He will be responsible for new product development, recipe development, food service out-reach and consumer/trade events. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Morvay has spent 26 years in kitchens around the world and specializes in Italian cuisine.

Randolph Associates, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.-Bob Womack joins as a food safety & quality assurance consultant. Bob has more than 20 years experience in the food industry. He will assist in the areas of food safety and sanitation and FPA-SAFE audits.

ESE, Inc., Marshfield, Wis.-Sue Matis, has recently joined ESE Inc. as v.p. of human resources. She has more than 20 years human resources, training & development and business experience. And holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Geekie

XTRA Lease St. Louis-Matthew Geekie joins as general counsel and secretary for the company. Geekie will direct the company's day-to-day and strategic legal affairs. He brings more than 18 years of legal experience to XTRA Lease. He joins the company after serving the past five years as assistant general counsel for the Emerson Process Management Group of Emerson Electric Co.

Master-Bilt, New Albany, Miss.-Kevin Wilson joins as v.p. of operations. Wilson brings 20 years of combined refrigeration and air conditioning experience to Master-Bilt, most recently spending 11 years with Carrier. At Master-Bilt, Wilson will be responsible for the New Albany, Miss. manufacturing facilities. Additionally, Wilson will head up the purchasing/materials and distribution efforts in New Albany.

Sullivan and Brohel

Norseland Inc., Stamford, Conn.-Transition in leadership announced. David M. Brohel, CEO and president since November 1991, will remain CEO through Aug. 31, 2006 but will step down as president at the end of this year. He will cede presidential duties and responsibilities to John J. Sullivan who joined Norseland in 1992. Sullivan will become CEO in September, 2006. Sullivan came to Norseland as eastern division sales mgr., and most recently, exec. v.p. In 2003 he was elected to the IDDBA Board of Directors and serves on that organization's Executive Committee. He is also a member of Norseland's Board of Directors. Norseland is a major U.S. cheese importer, and a subsidiary of Tine of Norway.

FKI Logistex, St. Louis-Three senior managers promoted. Ken Thouvenot appointed v.p. of project management and engineering. A 10-year veteran of FKI Logistex, Thouvenot most recently served as vice president of project management and marketing in the Manufacturing Systems unit. Matt Wicks has been named director of systems engineering, and Brett Felton promoted to the new role of international sales mgr. With FKI since 1995, Wicks previously served as manager of controls engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Wicks reports to Thouvenot. Felton joined FKI in 1998 as senior mechanical engineer, and was subsequently promoted to project engineer and senior project engineer.

B&H Labeling Systems, Ceres, Calif.-Joe Kennedy joins director of market development. Kennedy is responsible for identifying and assessing new applications for B&H roll-fed labeling technology that are outside B&H's traditional markets and for executing strategies that will support the development of new applications. Kennedy brings more than twenty years of packaging industry experience in sales, marketing and business development to his position at B&H. Most recently, he handled sales for Domino Amjet.