Linda Sweek joins as manager, communications and PR, and will develop and implement public relations, advertising and promotional programs, as well as manage all communication activities for the company in North America. Her responsibilities will include strategic planning, managing publication advertisements in support of all product lines, and building and strengthening relationships with the media. Sweek most recently worked as a marketing and communications consultant, with prior experience at USCS Equipment Technology Solutions as marketing mgr.
Robertet Flavors Inc., Piscataway, N.J.-Gary Link promoted to senior key account executive. He has been with Robertet for nine years. Dianna Furey promoted to group leader of the flavor applications laboratory. She has been with Robertet since 1992. Laurie Angley promoted to group leader of the flavor department. She has been with Robertet since 1994. Sharon Rubin promoted to flavorist. She joined Robertet in 2000.
Schokinag Chocolate NA, Bakersfield, Calif.-Karen White appointed v.p. of sales, chocolate and cocoa ingredients. She previously served as in a similar position at the Thompson Candy Co., Barry Callebaut Canada. She has more than a decade of sales and marketing expertise in chocolate.