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PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- J&J Snack Foods Corp. announced the appointment last week of Vincent A. Melchiorre as executive vice president of J&J Snack Foods Corp. and president of Country Home Bakers Inc. His position is effective today.

Melchiorre, who will be responsible for sales and marketing of J&J's
snack food business and overall management of Country Home Bakers, will report to Gerald B. Schreiber, J&J president and CEO. Melchiorre also will take on the role of chief marketing officer, replacing Michael Karaban, who will retire in October.

"Vince has a proven record for winning in the marketplace," Schreiber
said in a written statement. "We are delighted to have him join J&J as we plan our ongoing growth."

Most recently, Melchiorre was senior VP of Weston Foods USA, where he headed up the $1.2 million Bread and Roll business. He also was senior VP of sales and chief marketing officer for the Tasty Baking Co. he previously worked for Campbell Soup Co. for more than 20 years, holding the positions of VP of marketing for Pepperidge Farm's Biscuit and Cookie Division and business director of the flagship Red & White Soup business prior to that.

In other people news, Miami-based General Tobacco last week named
Emmanuel Suriel to the position of Florida sales manager. Suriel will be
responsible for managing all wholesalers, local merchandisers and sales forces throughout the state.

"The team at General Tobacco is extremely pleased to have Emmanuel
appointed as sales manager," said J. Ronald Denman, VP of General Tobacco, in a written statement. "His history, knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the company."

Suriel has been fascinated with the tobacco industry from a young age,
beginning his career working in warehouse stamping and inventory
control. In his new capacity, he will focus on increasing General Tobacco's presence in the cigarette manufacturing and distributing industry. He will introduce and develop company brands in the North Florida market.

Suriel recently received a bachelor's degree in business management from Florida International University. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity.

In other people news, Tom Marino was named Southeast regional sales
manager at Alto-Shaam, based in Menomonee Falls, Wis. In his position, he will be responsible for sales development of the company's retail and foodservice business segments in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and eastern Tennessee.

Most recently, Marino served as VP of sales and marketing with Selecto
Scientific, where he spearheaded foodservice chain account and strategic partnership development initiatives with major beverage manufacturer brands.

Marino's experience includes national sales management positions at Cuno Inc., where he developed the company's commercial water treatment business, and Samsung Electronics, where he took charge of sales and marketing development for the introduction of the company's Commercial Microwave Oven product line.

Alto-Shaam also announced the addition of corporate executive chef
Andrew Mayeshiba. In the past 12 years, he has worked in almost every sector of the industry, ranging from catering to fine dining. In his position, Mayeshiba will continue to educate current and future customers about the advantages of Alto-Shaam products. He also will work on product development.

Mayeshiba attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College, utilizing the
school's culinary arts program.

Also, Austin-based Dresser Wayne recently asked Scott
Negley, director of dispenser product management, to serve on the board of directors for the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC).

"The NEVC has made and exceptional choice in selecting Scott to sit on
the board," said Gray Taylor, VP of global marketing and business
development, in a written statement. "He has been a key contributor in developing new alternative fuel-compatible products, and I know that expertise will translate to the NEVC board's activities."

Negley will join representatives of major automakers, ethanol producers, corn growers and fuel dispenser manufacturers on the NEVC board. With more than two decades of experience in the retail fueling industry, Negley was instrumental in helping design and launch the company's line of E85-compatible fuel dispensers.

He will assist the board in securing nongovernmental funding sources for E85 development, in seeking tax credits for drivers of "flexible fuel
vehicles" and in creating a set of standardized regulations for E85 dispenser components.