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Pacific Bag Reorganizes
Mark Howley, former executive vice president of sales & marketing for Pacific Bag, Inc. will serve as president. Barry Korthuis will transition dual roles of coo and cfo. Howley brings strong market knowledge in both high barrier flexible packaging and modified atmosphere-packaging equipment and will continue his focus on PBI’s core markets of coffee and pet food packaging. Korthius will continue to apply his extensive experience in operations and financial management to PBI’s strategic goal. Howley commented, “We are excited about the changes, and look forward to keeping our focus on our core markets and commitments to customer service and quality.”

Glenn Sacco, former East Coast sales manager, has been promoted to sales manager for PBI. He will continue to operate out of the East Coast office in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

David Michael & Co.‘s New Flavorist
David Michael & Co, Inc. has added to its food technology department with the addition of Peter Wasko. As senior beverage technologist/flavorist, he will direct the development of prototype formulation, flavor applications and new beverage flavors.

Wasko is a member of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Society of Flavor Chemists, and National Association of Fruits, Flavors and Syrups (NAFFS).

Robert D. San Filippo, November 2001, age 79
Bob San Filippo, owner and president of the San Filippo Advisory Group of Kinnelon Foodservice, Kinnelon, NJ passed away recently. He viewed his primary role as a mentor to help grow future industry leaders that now sprinkle the OCS, Vending, C-Store, and Foodservice landscape. San Filippo served as a director for both the U.S. Tea Association and the U.S. Tea Council for over 20 years. In the industry, he served in senior management positions as executive vice-president for Altrafilters, Riverdale; and Chock Full O’Nuts and Greenwich Mills - La Touraine Coffee Company, both in Secaucus, New Jersey. He also had been executive vice-president of United Instant Coffee, New Jersey; president of American Can Co. in Switzerland; and vice-president of worldwide operations for Pan American World Airways in Europe. His military duties were performed in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Community action was a significant part of Filippo’s life. He was chairman of the Kinnelon Planning Board for 37 years and chairman of the board of trustees of Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pequannock, NJ for several decades. Additionally, he was founder of Boy Scout troop 77 and was a former Little League coach, both in Kinnelon. Devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Bob is survived by Virginia, his wife, children R. David, Ph. D., Thomas E., Paul G., Andrew, and William. Father-in-law of Lynn, Karen, Kellie, and Kathy.

Tea & Coffee - February/March 2002


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