Kim Swisher joined Blommer Chocolate Co., as a product development technologist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Caitlin Harvey is also a product development technologist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Science from Drexel University.

Roberto Aragon joined iTi Tropicals, Inc. as director, business development. Prior to joining iTi, Aragon developed and managed various agro-industrial enterprises in Costa Rica.

Pablo Garcia is the Edible Oils, Agribusiness, and Dairy Industry Manager for Siemens Industry, Food & Beverage Vertical Market Management, Houston.

 QCS Purchasing hired Vince N. Glaviano, who will serve as a Director of Supply Management for the food industry organization. Glaviano most recently worked at Appetizers And, Inc., a division of H.J. Heinz.

Kendall Packaging Corp. hired Mark Werhan as plant manager for the company’s Pittsburg, Kan. facility. Werhan was most recently Director of Manufacturing, Custom Films for AEP Industries in Mankato, Minn.