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Dianne S. Nury, president of Vie-Del Co., Fresno, Calif., was elected chairman of the Wine Institute for the 1998-99 fiscal year. She is the first woman to become chairman of the industry organization. Other officers elected by the new board and their alternates are: Samuel Bronfman II, Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines, first vice chairman; Louis (Bob) Trinchero, Sutter Home Winery; second vice chairman; Jeffrey B. O'Neill, Golden State Vintners, treasurer; and Allan J. Hemphill, Associated Vintage Group, secretary.

Universal Foods Corp., Milwaukee, elected Fergus M. Clydesdale to its board. Clydesdale is professor and head of the Food Science Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently serves on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the Food Advisory Committee of FDA. Clydesdale will complete the unexpired portion of Guy A. Osborn's term who resigned from the board this past April.

Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp., Vancouver, B.C., appointed Neville W. Kirchmann to its board. Kirchmann serves as a director on several boards and has recently been appointed chairman and CEO of Koo Koo Roo Canada, a company with plans to build a national restaurant chain. Kirchmann brings extensive beverage experience from his 30 years with Coca-Cola Ltd., Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd., and Coca-Cola Southern Africa Division serving in various executive positions.

Sara Lee Corp., Chicago, elected Herman G. Bouwman as vice president of the corporation, effective immediately. Bouwman is senior vice president and a member of the board of management of Sara Lee/DE, the management structure within Sara Lee responsible for two of the corporation's lines of business: coffee and grocery, and household and body care. Bouwman's responsibilities at Sara Lee/DE include legal affairs, corporate human resources and corporate communications.

The Seagram Company Ltd., Montreal, Que., appointed Neal B. Cravens as senior vice president, finance and John R. Preston as vice president and treasurer.

Roy Raymond, Sr., St. Helena, Calif., a Napa Valley wine pioneer and founder of Raymond Vineyard and Cellar, died June 24 of heart failure during surgery. He was 83. Raymond worked in every job at the winery; he became winemaker and assistant general manager in 1956. In 1989, Kirin Brewery Ltd. purchased a majority interest in Raymond Vineyard and Cellar, with the Raymonds maintaining a minority interest and management of the winery.

Big City Bagels, Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., announced company president and chief operating officer Jerry Rosner resigned to pursue other interests. Big City Bagels also said it will re-focus its efforts.

International Flavor and Fragrances appointed Ned Polan, vice president (U.S.), director of technology development.

Sunkist Growers, Sherman Oaks, Calif., announced its president Russell L. Hanlin is planning to retire effective Nov. 1. Vincent Lupinacci will assume the presidency of the citrus-marketing cooperative. Lupinacci brings to Sunkist an extensive background in food and beverage marketing involving high-profile brands such as Pepsi-Cola and Sara Lee. Sunkist is a grower-owned citrus-marketing cooperative with 6,500 grower members in California and Arizona, most of whom are small family farmers.

The National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C., tapped Caitlin Storhaug as director, communications and media relations of the association's Education Foundation, based in Chicago, Ill., effective Aug. 3.

Labatt USA, Norwalk, Conn., promoted Brad Hittle to the newly created position of group director of marketing of the company's Mexican Brands.

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) appointed Aileen Dullaghan to manager, industry relations, replacing Beth Watt who is FMI's new northeast regional representative. Dullaghan will be the association's liaison for joint industry projects and initiatives.
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Date:Jul 6, 1998
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