Here is a sneak peek at what dairy suppliers are up to this week.
Profecta Labels launched the first phase of its newly designed website, www.profecta.com, which allows new and existing customers to process their requests for pricing online. The new site also features news items, articles, videos and links, so users can stay in touch with the latest industry developments.
POWER Engineers acquired Professional Design Group (PDG), an architectural and engineering firm. Together, POWER and PDG will continue to provide integrated facility solutions for food and beverage clients around the world.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, enhanced its website, www.rmtrobotics.com , to feature product animations and videos demonstrating the benefits of RMT’s solutions. It also includes photo galleries highlighting RMT’s latest robotic designs, weekly and monthly updates and a more interactive experience with the help of Twitter and YouTube.
Avery Dennison’s label and packaging materials business unit received the 2011 Environmental Leadership Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), Gloucester, Mass. Avery Dennison was recognized for its environmental efforts, including reducing waste across the value chain through enterprise lean sigma (ELS); obtaining measurable environmental and economic benefits by applying life cycle assessment (LCA) to products; launching Avery Dennison Greenprint, a tool enabling complex LCA results to be translated into a user-friendly snapshot of the environmental impact of a product in different stages of its life cycle; creating low-waste, pressure-sensitive labeling and packaging products that use thinner liner and face-stock materials; developing new products that help reduce waste and enable recycling; and demonstrating a commitment to rigorous environmental standards.
Eurofins Scientific acquired DQCI Services, a dairy testing laboratory. This acquisition strengthens Eurofins’ growing presence in the United States, especially in the dairy testing markets, and expands the current base of operations in the Midwest.
WILD Flavors GmbH finalized its acquisition of A.M. Todd Ingredients | Flavors, a global provider of natural mint oils and flavors. In addition to purchasing A.M. Todd, WILD is acquiring unique science and technologies for the development and production of organic flavors, natural ingredients and plant extracts, which will enhance WILD’s natural flavor, color and ingredient offerings.
On the Move: Personnel Changes
Stellar, Jacksonville, Fla.
Scott Mark was promoted to vice president, food and beverage services operations, responsible for client relations, development, design, project execution and project closeout for all domestic food and beverage projects.
Michael Polczynski was appointed vice president of field services, responsible for all field staffing, training and quality control on Stellar’s job sites. Polczynski is a LEED AP, an accreditation that demonstrates expertise in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Clint Pyle was named vice president, finance, responsible for overseeing payroll and day-to-day accounting, finance and IT functions.
Josh Barth is the new project manager, commercial, responsible for controlling bidding buyouts, procurement, and manages projects.
John Bowles, senior project manager, commercial, now oversees projects, works to maintain relationships with current clients and build new client partnerships.
Matt Doherty was promoted to senior project manager, food and beverage, while Nathan Edwards was appointed project manager, food and beverage, responsible for coordination, procurement and financial management of construction projects.
Lauren Hedberg was named procurement analyst, refrigeration services, responsible for purchasing labor and material for refrigeration projects and managing warranty issues.
Lastly, Jim Martini was appointed senior automation engineer, responsible for providing technical leadership and engineering support to technicians and other engineers and focusing on larger and more technically complex projects.