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Names in the News WTI Inc. will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year. Since 1978, the company has grown into one of the world’s leading suppliers of functional food-safety ingredients and processing technology. The success and growth of WTI Inc. has been made possible by adding highly experienced food scientists, researchers, technical staff and executives from the food industry and academic institutions. (Pictured from left: Michael Crump, Derek Hull, Chris Gabrels, Chris Hanna, Jace Jordan, Kevon Ledgerwood) Birko has hired Wood Norvell as Chad Equipment LLC, a Birko company, has added a technical representative, cover- Robert Ogren to its team as director of sales and mar- ing Texas and Kansas accounts. Be- keting. Ogren will sell Chad’s specialty meat harvest and fore joining Birko, he was a regional processing equipment to protein processors. He will also manager with the Vincit Group. His work with Birko’s technical representatives to promote background also includes positions Chad’s preventive maintenance programs for its equipment. with PureLabs, where he was a meat solutions manager and DeLaval Inc., Haskell is pleased to welcome Seiberling Associates as national accounts manager. Wood Norvell Inc. to its growing process integration team. For over 35 years, Seiberling, based in Beloit, Wis., has specialized in Gainco Inc. announced the ap- process engineering and control systems integration using pointment of John Daley as the clean in place (CIP) and steam in place (SIP) technology. company’s new director of sales and marketing. Daley will direct During its final meeting at the 2013 Cattle Industry Con- Gainco’s worldwide sales and mar- vention, the Beef Board unanimously elected Weldon keting activities, including the de- Wynn of Star City, Ark., to serve as CBB chairman for velopment of sales strategies, busi- the coming year; Kim Brackett of Buhl, Idaho, to serve ness development efforts and key as vice chairman; and Jimmy Maxey of Fresno, Calif., to account support. John Daley fill the position of Beef Board secretary/treasurer for 2013.   Also, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Wixon has announced the appointment of Alan Hubble (NCBA) elected Scott George, a dairy and beef pro- as director of purchasing and Jason Williams to the po- ducer from Cody, Wyo., as NCBA president. The new sition of national account manager. Hubble will assume NCBA president elect is Bob McCan, of Victoria, Tex- responsibility of purchasing strategies for all divisions and as; Don Pemberton, Hopkinsville, Ky., is NCBA’s new Williams will be responsible for several national accounts. vice president; Richard Gebhart, of northeastern Okla., was elected chairman of the NCBA federation division; Vista International Packaging, LLC and ViskoTeepack have reached a US distribution agreement for Wie- chair. The new NCBA policy division chairman is Philip nie-Pak cellulose casings. Vista will begin limited US dis- Ellis of Bear Creek, Wyo., and Craig Uden of Elwood, tribution with a sales target of 200 million meters. 80 and Cevin Jones of Idaho is the federation division’s vice Neb., is the new policy vice chairman. ■ • Meat&Poultry • March 2013 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - March 2013

Meat&Poultry - March 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Food-safety déjà vu
Business Notes - Vilsack details sequester impact on meat industry
More horse meat detected in European products
Smithfield, Kansas City Sausage form jv
Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions
Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas
USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant
Washington - Consequences of inspection cuts
Top 100 - This year's Top 100 ranking reflects the industry's evolution during challenging times
Corporate Citizenship - Sustainability-driven
Small Business Matters - Aiming to please
Ingredient Solutions - Accent on adventure
Pork Processing - Hog ties
Tools of the Trade - Cool Birds
Packaging Solutions - MAP mindsets
Show Preview - Worldwide welcome
From the Corral - Slow and steady improvements
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - March 2013