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Danisco Flexible P-Plus, tel:0145 462 5625, suppliers of high quality film for the fresh produce market, have announced the appointment of ANDY STORER as UK sales director. He was previously employed as key account manager for the NW Flexibles business of the Danisco Flexible division.

York Refrigeration, tel:0175 352 3944, are strengthening their UK operations with the appointment of KATE PRICE as managing director and HAMISH HUNTER as deputy managing director. In June last year, York Refrigeration acquired Sabroe Refrigeration where they both were previously employed.

Del Monte Royal Foods Ltd, tel:0178 444 7400, the international fruit produce and beverages company, have appointed EDWIN PETRIE as UK managing director. He has joined the company from Anglo American Farms, a subsidiary of Anglo American Plc.

Acatos and Hutcheson Plc have announced the appointment of STEPHEN MANLEY as managing director for both the Plc and Pura Food Products Ltd, tel:020 7418 1500. In addition, he will represent the company as a director of Leon Frenkel, Erith Edible Oils and Britannia Food Ingredients. He has recently served on the board of Global Group Plc.

The UK seafood company, Youngs Bluecrest have announced two major board appointments. JIM CANE is to be group commercial director, whilst ANDY WILSON has taken on the role of group finance director. Mr Cane was formerly with UB Frozen and Chilled Foods and Mr Wilson has joined the business from The Spring Ram Corp in Bradford.

Donatantonio Plc, tel:020 8236 2222, the importers of fine food ingredients, have appointed PETER HOPKINS as their commercial director. He brings with him a wealth of experience in fine foods, gained from over 20 years with Petty, Wood & Co. Ltd.

The Board of directors of Huhtamaki Van Leer Oyj, tel:+358 968 6881, fax:+358 9660622, have appointed HENK KOEKOEK, currently group vice president technical films and coatings, as their executive vice president, consumer packaging technology and R and D. He also becomes an executive committee member. MATT TIKKAKOSKI has also been appointed executive vice president, consumer packaging product categories.

US-based international food group OSI have appointed SIMON LEBUS, currently chairman and chief executive of their subsidiary Kitchen Range Foods Ltd, tel:0148 044 5900, to the additional position of chief executive of Mckey Food Service Ltd.

Dr ALASTAIR ROBERTSON has been elected director of the Institute of Food Research, tel:0160 325 5000. He joins the company from Safeway Stores Plc. IAN LESTER has also joined IFR as business manager, after working in France for five years with Rhodia Food.

Witwood Food Products, tel:0129 527 5522, the manufacturers of blended coatings for major food processors and retailers, have appointed RICHARD EASEY as their new managing director, as part of a restructuring of their senior management team. DAVID WHITE has taken over as sales and marketing director, DAVID OSBOURNE, manging director, chairman and founder of the company, has become executive chairman and JONATHAN BRAY has become group finance director.

Graham Labelling Systems Ltd, tel:0120 630 4982, have appointed a second business development manager, JOHN BIRCH, to promote and develop their range of hi-tech sleeving systems.

DAVID CLARKE has taken over as chief executive, from DAVID PEACE, for Assured British Meat, tel:020 7828 1225. He was formerly the company's operation manager.

MIKE GRANGER has recently retired as sales manager from Cerestar, tel:0161 872 5959, after 40 years service. PAUL COWAN has taken over responsibility for sales to the food and drinks sectors. He was formerly Cerestar's sales manager for the industrial sectors.

EDL (Packaging Engineers) Ltd, tel:0127 134 5351, have appointed STEWART FOX as area sales manager for the South East.

The Duckworth Group, tel:0161 872 0225, have appointed KERRY RUTHERFORD as senior applications technologist of their Frozen Confectionery Business Group. She has previously worked for Stella Products and Pura Foods Ltd. The Duckworth Group have also elected RUSSELL LARCOMBE as group engineering manager. He was recently with MFH Food Engineering Ltd.

BEATRICE LESPRIT has been promoted to be their export sales engineer by Hanovia Ltd, tel:0175 351 5300, a leader in ultraviolet disinfection technology.

Continental bake-off specialists, Delice de France, tel:020 8917 9600, have promoted THIERRY CACALY to be their national sales controller, whilst LISA BROWN is the company's new national accounts controller.

JOCELYN MARSHALL has been appointed as senior lead consultant in the process enhancement for asset management and operations improvement consultancy, Eutech, tel:0160 670 8888. She has joined Eutech after experience gained from positions with Cadbury, Rh[hat{o}]ne Poulenc Rorer and Projen.

Packaging Automation, tel:0156 575 0000, are creating a new dedicated service department to manage the company's UK, 24-hour 365-day a year service call out. To manage the new division, they have appointed apprentice-trained IAN WILLIAMSON.
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