Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Madison, Wis.—James Robson, CEO was recently honored as an Agribusiness Leader of the Year by the Badger Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Assn. He was recognized for his visionary program called the Wisconsin Dairy Impact Campaign. Robson has more than 30 years experience in the dairy and food industries, and is a former v.p. for Darigold Inc., Seattle. He joined WMMB in Jan. 2001.
Robertet Flavors Inc., Piscataway, N.J.Jose Rodriguez promoted to director of liquid manufacturing. He will assist in overseeing the planning and production of all flavors at the Piscataway facility.
P&O Cold Logistics USA, Dominguez Hills, Calif.Rick Bastianelli appointed national sales marketing and transportation mgr., and Ed Bill Jr. appointed transportation services mgr. Bastianelli joined the industry in the late 1980s and comes to P&O as part of an acquisition. Bill also joins P&O through the same acquisition. He has been in the transportation and cold storage industries for nearly 20 years.
SKF Service Division, Kulpsville, Pa.Donald Poland Jr. named president. He succeeds Denny Clark who is retiring after more than 40 years in the bearing business. Prior to joining SKF, Poland spent more than 20 years with General Electric.
Magnum Systems Inc., Kansas City, Kan.Gary Sunders named v.p. of sales and marketing. He has an extensive sales background in instrumentation, capital equipment, and engineered systems and service.