Truitt Brothers, Inc., co-founder Peter Truitt received the 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award at the fifth annual banquet at downtown Portland's University Club last month. Created by the Arnica Foundation, the award recognizes individuals and organizations who utilize and promote the bounty of agricultural products coming from Oregon.
Hormel Foods Corp. has announced a new business structure that will result in Grocery Products and Consumer Products Sales reporting to Steven G. Binder. In recognition of these new responsibilities, Binder is being promoted to the position of executive vice president and president of Hormel business units. He will continue to be responsible for the company's Refrigerated Foods business segment.
Phillips Foods has announced a management team restructuring in its sales and marketing departments. The restructuring is part of the company's strategic growth initiative to expand into new market segments and seek new competitive advantages.
Porter Khouw Consulting, Inc., has added Tanzer Tok as assistant director of design, in which capacity he will assist the firm's design studio with designing dining venues for clients. Tok has more than 14 years of experience in the foodservice industry and has managed a number of high-profile projects.
Butterball has selected Marriner Marketing Communications as its full-service foodservice agency. With a strong national distribution presence, Butterball anticipates a partnership with Marriner will foster marketing communications strategies to heighten awareness of the Butterball advantage with chefs and operators.
Cambro named Chef Charlie Ayers of Calafia Café in Palo Alto, CA, as the winner of its $10,000 Food Storage Makeover. Ayers is most widely known as the former Executive Chef for Google Inc. As the contest winner, he will be used to promote proper food storage practices.
D&W Fine Pack has acquired CM Packaging Group, a manufacturer of aluminum and rigid plastic thermoformed containers for the foodservice, grocery, bakery and food processor markets.
Oneida, Ltd., has been acquired by Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York private equity fund that also owns tabletop glassware products supplier Anchor Hocking.