Kimball To Leave Minute Maid
r 50 years with Minute Maid, Don Kimball, manager of special projects at the Coca-Cola Foods plant here, will retire on May 1.
In 1946, Kimball began his career as one of the first 10 employees of the Florida Foods Corp., the company that originated the Minute Maid trademark. Eventually, the company was renamed the Minute Maid Co. and was purchased by The Coca-Cola Co. in 1960.
A Coca-Cola Foods building will be named after Kimball in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the company. A replacement for Kimball has not yet been named.
Bere Joins McCain Foods
OAKBROOK, Ill. -- David L. Bere, former president of the breakfast division of The Quaker Oats Co., has been named president and chief executive officer of McCain Foods Inc. here.
Bere's new position was created after the consolidation of McCain Foods and McCain Ellio's was announced in March.
He is replacing both McCain Foods former president Bill Voss, now president and chief executive officer of Intrepid Food Holdings Inc., Chicago, and Tim Driscoll, McCain Ellio's former president. Driscoll has since been named senior vice president of operations for McCain.
Bere will oversee the newly consolidated company and will report to Howard Mann, president and chief executive officer of McCain Foods' Canadian-based parent company, McCain Foods Ltd.