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David Mackay was appointed senior vice president of Kellogg Co. and president of Kellogg USA. John Cook, executive vice president of Kellogg Co. and president, Kellogg North America, is leaving the company. Mackay joined Kellogg Australia as group product manager in 1985. Concurrent with Mackay's appointment, Alan Harris, Kellogg Co.'s executive vice president and president of Kellogg Europe, will assume on an interim basis the additional responsibility of managing director, Kellogg United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. In addition, Kellogg Canada will now become part of the Kellogg Europe operating division.

Technology Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (TTF) named James Ehret as West Coast region flavor sales manager. Most recently, Ehret has served with Mutual Flavors and Baskin Robbins Flavors. TFF develops, manufactures and markets flavors and fragrances that are incorporated by its customers into a wide variety of consumer and institutional products.

Merisant named Carl Warschausky as chief financial officer. Warschausky previously served with Searle and Warner Lambert/Parke Davis. Merisant is in the tabletop sweetener business, with such well known as brands Equal and Canderel.

Tricon Global Restaurants Inc. appointed Emil Brolick president, chief concept officer of its Taco Bell Corp. division, replacing Peter Waller, who plans to pursue outside interests. Brolick is a 12-year veteran of Wendy's International Inc. Prior to joining Wendy's, Brolick held various positions with Ponderosa Inc. and Chrysler Corp. Inc. announced Mark Seals will join as chief operating officer. Seals most recently was with Tricon Global Restaurants. He most recently was with Tricon's international division consisting of more than 9,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants. is a network of branded and private label websites featuring recipes and coupons.

Goya Foods Inc. promoted Andy Unanue to chief operating officer. Unanue has worked at Goya for more than a decade and is the son of Chairman & CEO Joseph Unanue.

Coca-Cola Co. named Alex Cummings as president of its Northern Africa division, one of three divisions in its Africa and Middle East Group, replacing Brendan Harris, who was appointed president of the company s Italy-Alpine division. Cummings, who joined the company in 1997, currently serves as region manager for Nigeria.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. elected Mary Davis Holt (chief operations officer, Time Life Inc.), James Morgan (former chairman and CEO, Wachovia Securities Inc.) and Toga West, Jr. (who leaves as secretary of veterans affairs at the end of this month) to its board. Parenthetically, West announced his exit July 10; the directors were elected July 11.

Heineken N.V. named Frank Van der Minne as president and CEO of its Heineken USA unit, replacing Michael Foley, who will become the new chief exec of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline. Van der Minne is a 25-year veteran of the Heineken Group, serving most recently as director in Central and Eastern Europe, based in Amsterdam. He will assume the new position on Sept. 1.

Gregory Otterbein was named executive vice president at Sysco Food Services Of Northern New England Inc. Otterbein joined SYSCO in 1984 as a dispenser specialist at Sysco Food Services Syracuse N.Y.

Beringer Wine hired Lloyd Chasey as its vice president, finance, and controller, replacing Greg Delaney, who resigned. Chasey most recently was vice president, financial reporting and systems for Clorox Co.
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Date:Jul 24, 2000
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