Giant Promotes Martin
Giant Food Stores, a division of Ahold USA, Chantilly, Va., has announced the promotion of Jeff Martin to senior vice president of perishable merchandising, reporting to Carl Schlicker, executive vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, he will be responsible for management of sales and merchandising objectives within the meat, seafood, floral, deli and bakery departments. Most recently, Martin was vice president of perishable merchandising. He began his career with Giant in 1978 as a produce associate.
McNeel Named President of Berkel
LAPORTE, Ind. -- Berkel Corp., a division of ITW Food Equipment Group, announced the appointment of Mike McNeel as president. McNeel is currently executive vice president of sales for Vulcan-Hart, another ITW group company headquartered in Louisville, Ky. McNeel joined Vulcan in 1993 and has served as national account manager, director of sales and executive vice president of sales. Under McNeel's sales leadership, Vulcan successfully re-engineered its selling organization while increasing the company's sales significantly, said officials. Prior to joining Vulcan, McNeel was vice president of engineering at Gaylord Industries, Tualatin, Ore. Bruce Stanley, former president of Berkel, will remain with the company for an interim period, officials added.