Supplier news: Business briefs and dairy people :January 2013
Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse, Wis., said it has become an independent unit within Agropur’s Cheese and Ingredients Division. Reneck Cayen, vice president of ingredients and head of the newly created business unit, will oversee the manufacturing and sales of ingredients in both domestic and export markets. Mike Homewood, director of ingredient sales and Aaron Macha, vice president of nutrition sales, will continue to oversee their current business activities.
3M Food Safetysaid its Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella received an NF validation mark from AFNOR Certification. Coesia Groupfinalized the acquisition of Oystar North Americain December, following the agreement announced in October. Oystar North America has been renamed R.A Jones & Co. Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, Ore., received USDA Organic Certification after Oregon Tilth evaluated its Portland facilities. Both of the company’s Portland warehouses met the strict requirements set forth by USDA’s National Organic Program.
Milmeq, a privately owned New Zealand company, appointed Mike Lightfootits chief executive.
IOI Group announced three executive changes: Bill Troywas appointed chief operating officer, IOI Loders Croklaan Americas; Ken Cinziowas named vice president of operations and Roald Hulstwas promoted to group sales and marketing director for IOI Loders Croklaan.
Jack Jordan joined Statco Engineering as vice president of business development and national sales. Jordan is the former president of Südmo North America.
Linda G. Sherwin is a senior account manager handling key accounts in the Midwest for the flavor division of Takasago International Corp. (USA).
Carolin Fesenberg joined Blommer Chocolate in the role of sustainability program manager.