Ecolab has announced the acquisition of water treatment company Nalco Holding Co., which provides services to industrial, energy and institutional market customers.
Grindmaster-Cecilware Corp. has announced that Michael Tinsley has joined the company as CEO. Tinsley returns to the beverage and food equipment industry after having served as an executive with American Metal Ware and H&K International early in his career.
Ready Pac Foods has added Chef Thomas Helsel is its new executive research chef. He most recently served as senior research chef with Campbell Soup Co. He has in the past also worked for Sodexho Marriott Corp.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., has appointed Mick Gleason director of engineering.
California Walnuts has chosen Regis Balaban, director of food & child nutrition services for the Cleveland Public Schools, as its Original Health Nut for both his advocacy for students' health through his department's school nutrition programs, and for his personal healthy habits, which include making his own trail mix of walnuts and dried fruit.
Ray Burke, president of the In-store Bakery and Foodservice division of Rich Products Corp., has been named winner of the 2011 International Dairy-Deli Bakery Association's President's award.
Multivac has won the Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods for the sixth consecutive year.
Hatco has added Steve Everett, Jr., as business development manager. His previous experience included working with many of the Manitowoc lines such as Lincoln, Frymaster, Merco and Merrychef.
Phillips Seafood co-founder Brice Phillips passed away July 1 at age 90. Phillips Seafood sells seafood products to both the retail and foodservice channels and also operates a chain of 19 restaurants. Brice Phillips began the company with wife Shirley in 1956 as a single-site restaurant, Phillips Crab House, in Ocean City, MD.