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Temperature-controlled carrier KAT has promoted Daniel F Sindelar to president. Based at company headquarters in Chesterton IN, he is responsible for all three KAT divisions in Gretna NE, High Point NC, and Chesterton. A founder of the company in 1981, Sindelar served most recently as chief operating officer.

Chiquita Brands International Inc has promoted Jeff Filliater to senior vice-president of the Chiquita Fresh North America unit. He most recently served as vice-president of global quality at Chiquita Fresh.

Lancaster Colony Corp has named Bruce L Rosa president of its Specialty Foods Group and of T Marzetti Co. Previously vice-president — development of Lancaster, he will continue to head parent company Lancaster's business acquisition program. Gary E Thompson, executive vice-president of T Marzetti and the Specialty Foods Group, will retain this title and also oversee foodservice sales, retail grocery sales, customer service/distribution, and human resources. Larry G Noble has retired after 29 years as president and more than 40 years with T Marzetti. He also has served as vice-president of Lancaster for the past 18 years.

Landstar System Inc has named Tami Ellison, a support trainer in information services at the Jacksonville (FL) Service Center, as Employee of the Month for May 2003. Heather Keating, an agent sales coordinator at Landstar's Service Center in Rockford IL, also was named Employee of the Month for May.

First Fleet Corp has promoted Kirk Rutherford to vice-president — fleet services. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, he joined First Fleet in 1996 as director of fleet services. First Fleet has tapped Milton A “Skip” Parsons as equipment manager — fleet services. Before joining the firm, he was truck sales and fleet sales manager for Miami FL-based Kenworth/Truckmax.

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