Portola Packaging Inc., Batavia, Ill.-Lorna Millar appointed to the position of senior v.p. of sales and marketing for the Americas. Millar has extensive international sales and marketing experience with a background in customized products manufacturing. Portola has recently added new business development and sales positions to support its executive business strategy. Joining Portola are Thomas Hennessy as v.p. of strategic customers and Ron Pettineo as dir. of sales. Hennessy, most recently with Alcoa Engineered Products, is responsible for developing new business opportunities across the beverage segments to support its organic growth strategy. Pettineo, most recently with Wolfgang Puck Beverage Partners, is responsible for managing the sales partner network and several key accounts. Hennessy and Pettineo report to Millar.
Christopher Gentine and Jeffrey Gentine, are the sons of the company's late founder, Leonard A. "Butch" Gentine, Jr. Jeffrey Gentine will continue as Masters Gallery Foods' vice president of business operations. Masters Gallery is a privately held company owned by the Gentine family.
XTRA Lease, St. Louis-Jim AuBuchon named v.p. for the company's southwest region. He will be responsible for all sales and operational activities for XTRA Lease's branches in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Memphis, Tenn. AuBuchon joins XTRA Lease with an extensive background in supply chain management and logistics. Most recently, he served as Senior Director - Supply Chain for Dallas Airmotive.