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Spectrum Eland Logistics Hires New Distribution Manager
Noemio Valadao has been appointed Spectrum Eland Logistics’ new distribution manager. Doug Eland, the managing director states, “Noemio (pronounced ‘no-em’) has extensive knowledge in inventory control, warehouse management and excels in managing people. His previous experience with TNT Logistics helped him develop his management skills and gain additional corporate operating experience.”

Spectrum Eland Logistics is currently undergoing several changes with the acquisition by Spectrum Supply Chain Solutions Inc., and the return of Doug Eland as managing director. Spectrum offers a Canada-wide network of facilities with locations in Mississauga, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, with its head office in Brampton, Ontario.

First Colony Coffee & Tea Partners with Natural Specialty Sales
First Colony Coffee & Tea Company has hired Natural Specialty Sales, Inc. (NSSI) to target the Western USA. NSSI, an Acosta subsidiary specializing in natural and specialty foods, will serve as the broker representative for First Colony’s growing Grocery, Natural and Mass classes distributor and retail trade sectors.

For over 100 years, First Colony Coffee & Tea Co. has been one of the leading gourmet coffee roasters and distributors in the USA.

NYBOT Board Of Governors Appointments
The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) has elected governors to serve until the 2007 annual meeting of members or until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.

Floor: Robert G. Ahrens, John Marchisotto; Trade At Large: Charles H. Falk; FCM: Sebastian Angelico, Martin B. Greenberg, and Michael J. Nugent; and Non-FCM Floor Firm: Paul Dapolito, III, and Paul Liubicich.

The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) is New York’s original futures exchange, where the world trades food, fiber and financial products. Information about the New York Board of Trade can be found at www.nybot.com and www.nybotlive.com.

Freiberg Joins Kapak
Kapak Company, LLC has appointed Paul Freiberg as director of operations for the Minneapolis-based flexible packaging company. In his new role, Freiberg will be responsible for all manufacturing functions including printing, laminating and pouch making. Previous to joining Kapak, Freiberg held various manufacturing and management positions with two other flexible packaging companies, American Packaging Corp. and Exopack, LLC.

Freiberg will be reporting to George Thomas, acting chief operating officer for Kapak and vice president of business development for Ampac. “Paul is a great addition to our leadership team. His skills in managing flexible packaging manufacturing environments will help us grow to the next level,” Thomas says.

Kapak is owned by Ampac Packaging LLC, a diversified flexible packaging company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Obituary:
Inge Sauter,
June 7, 2005, age 94.

Inge Sauter was the founder of H&S Tee-Gesellschaft (HST). In 1949, Mrs. Sauter established HST in Kressbronn at the Lake of Constance (Germany), and for 45 years she ran the business with an enormous amount of engagement, power and humanity, representing an unique personality of the founding generation.

Shortly after the monetary reform after World War II, in times of short supply, she acquired a small amount of coffee and tea. She got the idea of making small portions out of it to sell, but soon realized that coffee was not the right product. She then started with black tea, and followed with packing herbal and fruit infusions. At first she filled and closed the mull bags by hand, later the tea was filled into the bags with the help of simple equipment until company self-made machines did the work of dosing and packaging. These teabag machines are still enhanced and constructed in the technical sector of the company headed by her son, Dr. Gerhard Klar. The family owned company is run by the third generation today.

Mrs. Sauter built the basis for the current company with a staff of more than 300 employees, all of which can be traced back to her idea and willingness to found a company. HST runs three manufacturing plants today and produces more than one billion teabags a year.

Until recently, most of the employees personally knew Mrs. Sauter because of her interest in the incidents of the company. Her family and the employees will keep her in mind with gratefulness, because they have not only lost their founder, but also an outstanding personality. Their work will continue in her intention and objection in mind.



Tea & Coffee - July/August, 2005
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