The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) appointed John D. Talbot as its new CEO. Talbot assumed his role in July. He most recently served as vice president of Global Market Development for the Almond Board of California

Toray Plastics (America) Inc., promoted Michael Brandmeier to president, CEO and advisor to the Toray Industries' Board of Directors with the retirement of Richard Schloesser.

PureCircle, a producer and marketer of stevia products, named Jordi Ferre to the newly established position of COO for the company.

Fonterra Co-op Group appointed two senior members to the management team — Kelvin Wickham, for the newly created position of managing director Global Ingredients; and Johan Priem as president Greater China.

Krones Inc. named Hector Takahashi regional sales manager for the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic Region.