Food manufacturer Symington's, which makes brands such as Ainsley Harriott, Mug Shots and Granose, has bolstered its marketing team with two new marketing managers - David Cherrie and Gemma Hicks. Both join from Arla Foods.

Ethnic ready meals supplier S&A Foods has appointed Mark Phillips as sales director and Julia Wilson as finance director. Phillips has 20 years' experience in grocery and was previously at Wellness Foods. Wilson joins from the Derbyshire Building Society.

European fresh produce group Total Produce has promoted finance director Frank Gernon to director of financial strategy and development; group chief financial officer and company secretary Frank Davis to finance director; and assistant company secretary Marie Reid to company secretary.

Coke bottler the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has named Dimitris Lois as chief operating officer and Keith Sanders as region director.

Food & Drink Qualifications, a subsidiary company of the Meat Training Council, has appointed Sharon Dunn as quality and accreditation manager.

Peter Wallace has joined the board of directors of Barry-Wehmiller Companies. He has more than 34 years of experience in domestic and international manufacturing, marketing and service organisations.

Sir Paul Judge, the president of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has been named as chairman of the Product of the Year 2010 jury. Sir Paul will oversee a jury panel of industry figures, specialists and editors, who will review all product entries in September.

Peter Beckers has been named chairman of the board of directors of Vion Food Nederland, replacing Bas Alblas who has left the company.

The Department of Health has appointed Roy Taylor as the new national director for social care flu resilience. Taylor will be responsible for ensuring social care organisations in England build on the planning in place to deal with a swine flu pandemic.