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NATIONAL REPORT -- John South, chief security officer at Heartland Payment Systems, was named 2013 CSO of the Year by SC Magazine. The SC Awards honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off security threats that face today’s corporate world.

Selected among industry peers, South is being honored for his work spearheading a robust information technology security program while driving significant business value through information security initiatives.

South currently serves on the board of directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the only industry forum for collaboration on critical security threats facing the financial services sector. He also serves on the board of advisors of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to help strengthen security standards and protect cardholder data against threats worldwide.

Additionally, South is on the PCI Council Board of Advisors and has been an active participant with the U.S. Secret Service North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force since its inception in 2003. He is also the founding president of the FBI’s North Texas InfraGard Program.

In other people news:

KSS Fuels

Aaron McHugh joined the management team of KSS Fuels as vice president of sales for North America. He will lead the North American sales team and be responsible for growing business in the pricing and location intelligence areas, as well as contributing to product direction and strategic partnerships.

McHugh joined Skyline Products in January 2005 with responsibility for bringing to market the PriceAdvantage fuel pricing application. His early pioneering work involved shaping product functionality to retailer needs, developing partner relationships and driving sales in North America. In January 2009, he became general manager, with responsibility for product development, marketing, strategic partnerships and sales.

Moffat Inc.
Moffat Inc. appointed Peter Carroll as executive chef for Moffat US, effective immediately.

Peter will be responsible for executive chef services with respect to new product development, new customer development, and ongoing product and customer support, with a focus on national accounts.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the Foodservice Industry, most recently as an executive chef for International Traders Inc., a dedicated master distributor in the chain restaurant industry. In this position, he assisted with research and development and was responsible for menu development for all food products from vendors within the ITI system. Prior to that, he was with Ali Group North America for nine years in various roles.

Moffat specializes in the design, manufacture, distribution and after-sales support of commercial convection ovens, proofers and holding cabinets. Moffat's North American headquarters form part of the Ali Group based out of North Carolina, with national coverage providing local representation, distribution, sales and service support.

OEC Petroleum Systems
OEC Petroleum Systems promoted Gene Wright to general manager. He follows Roger Skinner, who retired after 35 years of service with OEC Petroleum Systems. Wright has over 32 years of experience in sales and service of petroleum equipment.

Pointsmith promoted Skeet Smith to chief relations officer. In this role, Smith will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for maximizing business efficiencies in three key internal divisions — client account management, Pointsmith’s in-house creative agency, and field-level client support services.

The multi-pronged effort is intended to help streamline and solidify “best practices” for ongoing service operations, as well as engage existing client partners in proactive, collaborative communications that foster continuous performance improvement, and customized marketing solutions.

Smith joined Pointsmith in 2002 and has served in a number of capacities.

Van Holten’s
Van Holten's, a manufacturer of individually packaged pickles, hired Jeff Pitcel as its new controller. He will manage and direct all aspects of accounting and finance within Van Holten’s and will play a large role in its continued growth.

Pitchel comes to Van Holten’s with a well-rounded business background, including positions as general manager at Republic Services Inc. and plant controller with Del Monte foods.

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