People On The Move

PROCESSORS
Kraft Foods Inc.  —  Jeri Finard has been named executive vice president and chief marketing officer of consumer innovation and marketing services, Rick Searer has been named executive vice president and president of Kraft North America Commercial (KNAC), David Brearton has been named executive vice president of global business services and strategy, and Marc Firestone has been named executive vice president of corporate and legal affairs and general counsel of the Northfield, Ill.-based company.
Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. — Gary Aggus has been appointed chief operating officer and president of joint ventures for the Carlinville, Ill.-based company.
Sargento Foods Inc. — Gail Lione will replace retiring longtime board member Robert Leverenz, and Tony Benedict has joined the Plymouth, Wis.-based company as development chef for its research and development department.  
Schreiber Foods Inc. — Jerry Smyth has been appointed vice president and general counsel for the Green Bay, Wis.-based company.
PROCESSOR SUPPLIERS
A&B Process Systems Steve Voelz has been named lead designer for the Stratford, Wis.-based company’s mechanical design department.
FKI Logistex North America — Tim Fedrigon as vice president of human resources for the St. Louis-based company.
Key Technology Inc. — The Walla Walla, Wash.-based company has promoted Ormand Hilderbrand to major account manager for ConAgra.  
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. — Margaret Wolfe-Johnson has joined the Wilmington, Mass.-based manufacturer of membrane cartridges, elements and systems as West Coast sales manager for its food, dairy and beverage group.
KVP Inc. — Jon Sasala has been appointed director of operations for the Reading, Pa.-based manufacturer of radius, straight-running and spiral modular plastic conveyor belting.
Randolph Associates Inc. — Charles White has joined the Birmingham, Ala.-based company as senior consultant.
Seiberling Associates Inc. — Peter Hall has been named director of engineering for the Beloit, Wis.-based company.
Serac USA — William Desmond has been appointed East Coast sales manager for the Carol Stream, Ill.-based company.
Silliker Inc. — Heather Hawke has been promoted to technical sales manager for Company’s Cypress, Calif., operation.
R&D SUPPLIERS
Wixon Inc. — Stan Andrews has joined the St. Francis, Wis.-based manufacturer of ingredients and flavors as vice president of research and development.
X Café LLC-Coffee Extracts — Rolie Zagnoli has been appointed vice president of national accounts and business development for the Princeton, Mass.-based company.
ASSOCIATIONS
National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) — Jim Tillison has joined the Arlington, Va.-based organization as senior vice president of special projects. Tillison has been serving as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Alliance of Western Milk Producers.  
OBITUARIES
Alta Dena Dairy — Harold Steuve, 88, co-founder of the Diamond Bar, Calif.-based processor, died August 13.
Master-Bilt Inc. — Elmer Saul, 77, retired president of the New Albany, Miss.-based company, died August 21.