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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- SABMiller put forth a number of directorate and senior management changes that will all become effective in July with the company's annual meeting:

  • Meyer Kahn, chairman of SABMiller since its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999, will retire as Chairman after 46 years of service.
  • Graham Mackay, group managing director since 1997 and chief executive since 1999, will become executive chairman, with the intention that he will continue in that role for one year before becoming non-executive chairman at the annual general meeting in 2013.
  • Alan Clark, managing director of SABMiller Europe, will be appointed as chief operating officer and as an executive director, with the intention that he will succeed Graham Mackay as chief executive at the annual general meeting in 2013. John Manser, senior independent non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee, will in addition become deputy chairman of the board.
  • Sue Clark, director of corporate affairs, will succeed Alan Clark as managing director of SABMiller Europe. Her successor will be announced shortly.

In other people news:

Anchor Packaging
In an effort to better serve the retail and foodservice channels, Anchor Packaging appointed Bob Brannen to the newly created position of director, national accounts, North America. He joins Anchor Packaging after spending a combined 20 years with the Pactiv Corporation.

He will report to David Johnson, executive vice president-sales. Reporting directly to Brannen will be Marianne Hilton, director, national accounts, retail and Frank Baumann, director, national accounts, foodservice.

CBX, the New York-based brand agency, appointed Marco Marcellini creative director in the retail environments group.

Marcellini, a native of Florence, Italy, brings over 12 years of experience as an architect and interior designer working on a wide range of high-end projects including retail, educational, cultural, corporate interiors, hospitality, and residential. In this new position at CBX he will specialize in translating identities and brand strategies into 3D environments.

The Energy Exchange
Phil Tomczyk was named to the board of directors of The Energy Exchange, a real estate firm that specializes in the sale of service stations and convenience stores nationwide.

Tomczyk is currently the CEO of Cave Creek Investment Properties, a Phoenix-based commercial real estate company. Previously, his experience included his tenure as president and CEO of Community Fuels of Texas, a fuel distribution company based in Dallas-Ft. Worth; president and CEO of Auto Auto Wash; president of the Giant Industries Retail Group and as senior vice president of Gasoline and Real Estate for Circle K.

Globe Food Equipment Company
Globe Food Equipment Company appointed Denis Griesmer to vice president of sales and marketing and Tony Quesenberry to director of service and customer support.

Griesmer joins Globe Food Equipment with over 20 years' experience in sales management, and marketing, with a focus in food service and food retail dealer business segments. In his new position, Griesmer is responsible for expanding Globe's worldwide sales strategy, managing dealer, buying group and sales representative relationships, and overseeing all sales and marketing operations for the company. Griesmer will report directly to Globe's President, Hilton Garner.

Quesenberry has six years with Globe and over thirty years' of experience in the food service equipment manufacturing industry. In addition to Quesenberry's new responsibilities, he will continue management of the inside sales support team and his regional sales management responsibilities.

Heineken USA
Heineken USA appointed Christopher Wade as vice president of sales development. In his new role, Wade will report to Scott Blazek, senior vice president of sales, and will be responsible for overseeing the delivery and execution of the company's commercial plans and priorities.

Wade joined Heineken in 2008, as the zone director for Texoma. Prior to joining the company, he most recently served as a director of sales at Diageo Guinness USA.

With the upcoming retirement of William (Bill) Burke, Jr., president of Burke Marketing Corp., David F. Weber, Hormel Foods foodservice Southeast regional sales manager, has been named as Burke's replacement.

Burke Marketing Corp., acquired by Hormel Foods in 2007, manufactures and markets pizza toppings and other fully-cooked meat products for the foodservice and prepared foods industry.

During his 39-year career, Burke held a variety of roles for Burke Marketing Corp., which was founded by his father, Bill Burke, Sr.

Weber began his career with Hormel Foods in 1992 as a foodservice sales representative. He has held his current role of foodservice Southeast regional sales manager since 2006.

SIGMA hired Hazel (Fischer) Tucker as manager of business development. She will oversee the Cardlock/Fleet Refueling Share Groups and communities on SIGMA Exchange, and will head up SIGMA's initiative to enhance its Lubes and Mobile Refueling offering. Through SIGMA, Tucker will also be available as a consultant to SIGMA members.

Tucker comes to SIGMA with over 19 years of experience in the petroleum industry, with a special focus on the independent marketer.