During a recent board meeting at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany, the World Packaging Organization (WPO) elected Thomas L. Schneider, CPP, to a second term as president for 2015-2017.|

PureCircle, producer and marketer of high-purity stevia products, appointed Jordi Ferre to the newly established position of chief operating officer.

Fiberstar Inc. hired Donald S. Thielemann as vice president of sales and marketing.

Global packaging solutions specialist tna appointed of Paul Irwin as regional sales manager for Australia.

Descon Conveyor Systems hired four employees for management positions: Steve Nixon, general manager; Jeff Philpott, applications group manager; Charles Cox, controls group manager, and Jamie Cooper, projects group manager.

Peter Wendorf joined ProSpect Analytical Technology Inc. as senior account manager, central United States.

Gold Coast Ingredients added Mariano Gascon to its Research and Development team as senior director of new products and innovation.

Takasago Americas hired Chef Stefan Strehler as culinary specialist.