Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced Peggy Han as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Han will oversee and manage controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury and information technology. She brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience and “a lifetime of love for the Tillamook brand” to the position.
Prior to joining TCCA, Han was CEO at Vitamin World USA, where she kept the company resilient while navigating the unprecedented business challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maola Local Dairies, owned and operated by Reston, Va.-based Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA), said it kicked of National Dairy Month on June 1 with a donation of Maola Milk to the South River Food Pantry in Statesville, N.C. Moala Local Dairies donated more than 385 half gallons of milk to the pantry on behalf of local MDVA dairy farmer-owners Grayhouse Farms of Stony Point, N.C. Grayhouse Farms is also MDVA’s 2020 Producer of the Year.
Hart Dairy, the largest single-source producer of 365-day grass-fed and pasture-raised milk in North America, announced two new members of the Hart Dairy executive team. Olga Longan joined the company as chief finance officer and George Konovalov joined as the vice president of sales. Together, they bring a collective 65 years of dairy industry experience to the Hart Dairy team to cultivate the dairy’s continued growth through its humane treatment of animals, better nutrition and regenerative farming practices.
The announcement comes on the heels of Hart Dairy’s recent acceptance as a pilot participant in A Greener World’s Certified Regenerative program. The Waynesboro, Ga.-based company said it was recently chosen as a member farm to pilot the new certification process to showcase its continued commitment to the environment and regenerative farming practices in day-to-day operations.
Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free, brands of White Plain, N.Y.- and Broomfield, Colo.-based Danone North America, are continuing their multi-year efforts to support the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month this June. According to a recent study (“Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America,” a 2017 study from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago), LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness. That’s why Silk and So Delicious said they are donating to nonprofit organizations to directly assist LGBTQ+ youth who are currently experiencing homelessness.
Silk said it is proud to mark Pride Month with a $100,000 donation to True Colors United. This marks the third consecutive year Silk has donated to True Colors United to support the organization’s mission to help LGBTQ+ homeless youth through education, advocacy and leadership development programs.
So Delicious Dairy Free, meanwhile, said it is showing its support of the LGBTQ+ community with a $10,000 donation to Urban Peak, a Denver-based nonprofit organization aimed at ending youth homelessness.
CPA, The Association for Contract Packaging and Manufacturing, said it is joining forces with the European Contract Packaging Association (ECPA) to expand the capabilities of CPA’s request for quote (RFQ) tool. The announcement means global brands will have one service for finding contract packager and contract manufacturer partners in the location that works best for them.
“We have seen great success with the RFQ tool within the North American market,” said Ron Puvak, executive director for Herndon, Va.-based CPA. “In today’s global economy, we are excited to be able to expand the reach of consumer brands beyond North America.”
STELA Dairy Science and Technology Research Center at Université Laval, Québec, said the IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium will take place June 7-11, 2021, in an online format. The symposium will feature scientific experts sharing their last research outcomes and technological innovations. More information can be found here.
Epogee LLC — developer of EPG, an Indianapolis-based ingredient technology that eliminates most calories from fat — announced the addition of Brent Campbell as its new sales director. Campbell brings more than 20 years of sales experience and considerable expertise in palm oil sustainability, sourcing and supply chain initiatives. Most recently, he was key account director for the Tate & Lyle Food & Beverage Solutions Division.
KPM Analytics, a provider of scientific instrumentation for analyzing critical parameters in the food, agriculture, industrial and environmental sectors, announced a number of facility relocations and upgrades for some of its manufacturing and sales offices around the globe, including a new global headquarters in Westborough, Mass., and establishment of North American and European Centers of Excellence.
As it continues to grow and partner with customers to help them better manage product quality, protect their brand value and reduce operational costs, KPM Analytics has outgrown the space in many of its existing locations. All of the moves are anticipated to be completed by the end of June 2021.
This brand new Westborough headquarters will be the North American Center of Excellence, equipped with the latest meeting and training spaces, to provide demonstration rooms for product education and customer engagement, the company said. Product development and manufacturing of the Process Sensors, Unity Scientific and Sensortech brands will all operate from this facility. Additional facility relocation information and details can be found here.
Mann+Hummel Water & Fluid Solutions (previously Microdyn-Nadir) today said Jeff Sanchez is the new vice president for the group. The global membrane manufacturer has been part of Mann+Hummel since 2015.
Sanchez replaces Marco Nava, who has been vice president since April 2020. According to Wiesbaden, Germany-based Mann+Hummel, Sanchez is an award-winning global marketing, sales, product management and operations leader with experience guiding businesses in the international water market.
Prinova, a London-headquartered supplier of functional ingredients and manufacturer of nutrient premixes, announced the launch of its new website, www.prinovaglobal.com. Unique to the industry, its online platform is built to more effectively connect customers to Prinova's products and solutions with a centralized global website customized for regional experiences.
Natural colors company DDW Inc. announced that Elaine Gravatte, president and chief operating officer, will transition to the role of president and CEO. Gravatte has since served the company in various roles during her 21 years with the company, including president of North America, senior vice president of operations and, for the past six years, president and chief operating officer.
Ted Nixon, who has been with DDW for 47 years, including 29 years as CEO and the past 6 years as CEO/board chair, will transition out his role of CEO, Louisville, Ky.-based DDW said. He will continue to serve DDW as board chair and will be a welcome coach and mentor for Elaine in her new role.