People On The Move

PROCESSORS
Dean Foods Co.Harrald Kroeker has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the Dallas-based company’s Dairy Group.
Roberts Dairy Bob Walker has joined the Omaha, Neb.-based processor as its Omaha Division manager.
PROCESSOR SUPPLIERS
Alcan — The Chicago-based company has promoted Ilene Gordon to president and chief executive officer of Alcan Packaging and senior vice president of Alcan Inc.
AlcoaJeffrey Kellar has joined the company as president of its Richmond, Va.-based Alcoa Flexible Packaging business; he succeeds Bimal Kalvani. Kellar had been vice president of strategic development and marketing for Vernon Hills, Ill.-based Tetra Pak Inc. USA.
Amcor PET PackagingWilliam Featherstone has joined the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company’s Beverage Division as vice president of sales, and Kim Houchens has been named vice president of product development for North America.
CivaconJeff Hunter has been appointed manager of electronics production, operations and engineering for the Kansas City, Mo.-based provider of cargo tank components and systems.
Downes-O’Neill LLC/ eDairy Inc. — Economist Ken Bailey has joined the consulting team of the Chicago-based firms.
Information Resources Inc. (IRI)Jane Altobelli has joined the Chicago-based company as executive vice president and chief people officer.
Meritech Inc.Tim Prodanovich has been appointed president of the Golden, Colo.-based maker of automated hand- and boot-washing systems.
Midland ManufacturingJoe Fiore has been appointed vice president of operations for the Skokie, Ill.-based company.
Multivac Inc.Jan Erik Kuhlmann has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City, Mo.-based company.
Silliker Group Corp.Russell Flowers has been promoted to chairman of the board and chief scientific officer of the Homewood, Ill.-based company, and Philippe Sans has been named chief executive officer.
Zip-Pak John Schneider has been named vice president and general manager for the Manteno, Ill.-based company.  
R&D SUPPLIERS
Frutarom USA Inc. Michael Meyers and Kris Watson have joined the North Bergen, N.J.-based company as sales account executives.
Kerry Ingredients-Kerry Sweet IngredientsJohn Ashley has been named research and development manager for the New Century, Kan.-based company’s frozen dessert initiative.
Mastertaste Inc.Linda Racicot has been appointed account manager for the Teterboro, N.J.-based company’s Flavors Division.
OBITUARIES
Häagen-Dazs Rose Mattus, 90, co-founder (with her husband Reuben) of the ice cream brand now owned by Nestlé, died November 28 in New Jersey.