- Rutter’s Farm Stores (York, PA) has appointed Brian Matlock vice presidentof foodservice. A native of Monterey, CA, Matlock is a veteran of the convenienceindustry. Prior to joining Rutter’s, he served Worsley Cos. (Wilmington, NC)as category manager, fresh foods and proprietary beverages. From 1997 to 2004,Matlock worked in logistics, operations and merchandising for 7-Eleven Inc.,most recently serving the chain as merchandising manager of fresh foods andproprietary beverages for 820 stores in the Northeast. In 2004, he foundedCafeOro.com, an Internet-based coffee roaster and retailer.
- Rick Klyzcek has joined Mapco Express (Franklin, TN) as a division manager.Prior to accepting the position with Mapco, Klyczek spent his entire convenience-retailingcareer as a member of the NOCO Express team (Tonawanda, NY), most recentlyas dealer business manager.
Chevron Corp. (San Ramon, CA) has elected Donald B. Rice to its board ofdirectors. Rice was a member of Unocal Corp.’s board of directors prior toUnocal’s recent acquisition by Chevron. Rice is chairman, CEO, president andco-founder of biotechnology firm Agensys Inc., and also serves on the boardsof Amgen Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., and Vulcan Materials Co. He is a trusteeof the RAND Corp. and chairman of the board of governors of the Pardee RANDGraduate School.
- Papa Gino’s Inc., parent of the Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo quick-serve restaurantchains, has added former BP executive
- Tony Padulo as senior vice president of franchise development. Padulo spenttwo years with BP (La Palma, CA) as director of franchise development, responsiblefor developing a comprehensive “ franchise revitalization” strategy/platformfor the Arco ampm retail offer. Prior to joining BP, he spent 22 years withwhat is now known as now Dunkin’ Brands Inc., parent of Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbinsand Togo’s.
- The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) hasadded Susan Hilaski as director of technology standards implementation. Priorto joining PCATS, Hilaski served the National Beer Wholesalers Associationas manager, technology and industry information. Hilaski replaces Ted Mason,who is leaving PCATS to become executive director of the Kentucky GrocersAssociation/Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores.
- QTG (Quaker Tropicana Gatorade), a Chicago-based division of PepsiCo, hasnamed Todd Magazine president of its Quaker
U.S. Foods business unit. Magazine assumes the Quaker Foods president postfrom his most recent position as the division’s vice president of marketing,which he held since 2004. In that role, he led development of the unit’s strategicplan, its brand equity work, product innovation, channel strategy and consumerinsights for brands including Quaker Oatmeal, Life Cereal, Cap’n Crunch andAunt Jemima. Previously, Magazine served PepsiCo’s Gatorade business unitas vice president of new products from 2002 to 2004.
- QSR giant McDonald’s Corp. has added Richard H. Lenny, chairman and chiefexecutive of chocolate maker Hershey Co., to its board as a new director.The new addition increases the size of McDonald’s board to 14 directors. Lennyis also a director of Sunoco Inc. Before joining Hershey in March 2001, heserved Nabisco Biscuit Co. as its president and became a group vice presidentat Kraft Foods Inc. after Kraft acquired Nabisco.
- J&J Snack Foods has appointed Paul Klingensmith vice president of frozendessert sales to focus on expanding the opportunities associated with thenation’s leading frozen novelty distributors. Prior to joining J&J, Klingensmithserved Matterhorn Group Inc. as vice president of sales. Also, J&J hasappointed Don McComas, a Certified Master Baker, its national director ofproduct development. Formerly the national director of product developmentfor J&J subsidiary Country Home Bakers, McComas will now focus on developingproducts for all J&J divisions.
- Convenience foods manufacturer Lettieri’s Inc. has added Gary Harms asits new director of plant operations. For the past 11 years, Harms has workedfor National Fruit Product Co., which he served most recently as senior directorof production. He also worked in quality control for Oscar Mayer for threeyears and Vlasic Foods for 13 years.
- The board of directors of Hormel Foods Corp. has elected Jeffrey M. Ettingerto be the company’s ninth chief executive officer. Ettinger succeeds JoelW. Johnson, who will retire as CEO on Jan. 1, 2006; Johnson will continueto serve as Hormel Foods’ chairman of the board. Ettinger, who began his careerwith Hormel Foods in December 1989 as a corporate attorney, was appointedpresident and COO of Hormel and named to its board in May 2004.
- The board of directors of Bosch Security Systems has appointed Shamus Hurleypresident of the company. In addition to his current responsibilities overseeingsales and marketing operations for the Americas, Hurley will also have directresponsibility for all customer care functions in these territories. Hurleyjoined the company in 2002 as vice president of sales, North America.