Malcolm Proctor, Ciaran O’KaneIrwin’s BakeryNorthern Irish bakery firm Irwin’s, based in Portadown, has made two new appointments.Malcolm Proctor joins the company from Ulster Carpets as health and safety officer. He holds responsibility for health and safety compliance across the company, including both internal and external clients.Ciaran O’Kane is the firm’s new packaging technologist. He joins from the Kerry Group, where he was a graduate trainee, and will continue with his studies for a packaging diploma, while working at Irwin’s.He is responsible for providing packaging expertise throughout the firm.Barbara GallaniFood and Drink FederationBarbara Gallani has been appointed to head up the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) new Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery (BCCC) sector group.As manager of the group, Gallani will be responsible for directing and developing with members policies that reflect the issues faced by this sector.She will also provide a link between the group and broader FDF activities to ensure members of the group are fully integrated into the wider federation.Gallani previously worked as food policy executive at the British Retail Consortium and has over seven years’ experience of working for the food industry.Steven PurvesLees of ScotlandConfectionery manufacturer Lees of Scotland has appointed Steven Purves as its new supply chain director.He is based in the company’s Coatbridge headquarters and will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of all aspects of the company’s supply chain, including warehousing, transport and purchasing.Purves will also be involved in new product development projects and long-term supply chain strategies.Purves most recently worked as purchasing manager for the Edinburgh branch of Total Produce, a subsidiary of the global Fyffes brand.Amanda WardleAcrivarnFood machinery engineer Acrivarn has appointed Amanda Wardle as marketing manager, with responsibility for helping the company strengthen its brand and develop a long-term targeted marketing campaign.Acrivarn makes equipment for the baking industry. Clients include Greggs, Higgidy Pies and Yorkshire-based baker HE Hinnit.Adrian ApodacaHoneyrose BakeryLondon-based organic wholesale firm Honeyrose Bakery has appointed Adrian Apodaca as marketing director, to oversee its growing UK customer base and international expansion.Duties include developing the Honeyrose brand and the company’s own-label business with some of the UK’s coffee shop chains and multiples.
The Peach Music Festival wowed jam fans with a great initial lineup announcement several months ago, and today the festival has revealed their final lineup for this year’s event. Taking place from August 11-14 at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA, the headliners for the event remain unchanged: Trey Anastasio Band, Gregg Allman, The String Cheese Incident, and a collaborative Gregg Allman Incident set.The new lineup features some work from Warren Haynes, who will not only bring Gov’t Mule to the festival but will also play a “Wake Up With Warren” solo set to get things rockin’ in the morning. Further additions include Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blackberry Smoke, Toots & the Maytals, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets), Twiddle, Cabinet, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pimps of Joytime, American Babies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Consider the Source, The Magic Beans, and so many more!Check out the full finalized lineup below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.
By Ben Deathrage LEBANON, Ore. (June 7) – Returning to the track where he’s already enjoyed so much success, Jeremy Shank won Saturday’s Strawberry Cup main event for Wirth Wireless IMCA Modifieds at Willamette Speedway.Colleen Weinberger blazing the trail early before being overtaken by Shank.Shank then took care of business to earn the victory. Although he has had won in the Late Model portion during Strawberry Cup it would mark the first time that the second-generation driver visited the winner’s circle in a Modified in this historic event.Last year’s Strawberry Cup winner Jesse Williamson crossed the wire second, followed by Weinberger, Monte Bischoff and Craig Cassel.