JBT FoodTech

Following its acquisition of Double D in 2009 and subsequent consolidation of its UK operations and combining its Bedford and Broxburn sites to the 40,000sq ft site at Broxburn, JBT FoodTech has announced that the new operation will be headed up by Bob Petrie, Double D’s former managing director. He now becomes managing director for JBT FoodTech (Food Solutions and Services Division) in the UK and will report to Nicklas Margård, general manager for JBT FoodTech Europe, based in Sweden.

Barry Jackson, former UK sales director for JBT FoodTech in Bedford, heads up sales for the consolidated company’s complete UK product range, including Frigoscandia, Stein, DSI and Double D. Ian Wallace, formerly sales and marketing director for Double D, becomes international sales support director for the Double D product line.

Other appointments include Henry Donnelly as UK financial controller, Henrik Nettersand as UK operations manager and Stewart Linford as sales and services division manager.

Denise Thornton, Lorna Kavanagh

Cake Decor

Cake decorations supplier Cake Decor has appointed two new food technologists to its team. Denise Thornton has seven years Quality Assurance (QA) and spec experience with McCormicks Foods (McDonalds sauces) and Lorna Kavanagh has one year’s experience in QA management and food processing. Both are graduates in food science.

Rob Cowling, Raymond Searle

Proper Cornish Food Company

Proper Cornish Food Company in Bodmin, Cornwall has appointed Rob Cowling as the new financial director. He previously worked as an accountant for RMC Group in Bristol in the 1990s, then held the finance director role at several companies in the south west before joining Proper Cornish.

Raymond Searle is the firm’s new manufacturing manager. Searle worked for 29 years as production manager for Samworth Brothers and, in his new role, will manage production at the company, working to improve manufacturing techniques and processes.