Michael Springsteen was appointed vice president – research and development of Virginia Dare Extract Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., He will be responsible for Product Development, Regulatory and Quality Assurance.

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Wild Flavors Inc., Erlanger, Ky., named Marie Wright its chief global flavorist, responsible for global flavor creations. Rudy Rott retired as vice president of operations at Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse, Wis. Shawn Wegner is the new director of operations.
At Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, Mass., Eric Chiang was named Product Manager - Texture Analyzers, succeeding Len Thibodeau who retiremed.
Jennifer Guild, Global Food Science and Regulatory Manager at D.D. Williamson, is scheduled to speak at the Food Ingredients Conference in London, Feb. 9-10, 2012.