Independent food manufacturer Westler Foods, owner of the Chesswood Mushrooms brand, has appointed Ian Hague group managing director. He will run both Westler Foods and sister company Westler Beef Packers. Westler is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with a business built on ambient canned ready meals. Hague joins from Universal Foods Corporation of Milwaukee, where he was general manager, northern Europe. Previous appointments have included managing director of Waterfood Foods and regional director of Northern Foods. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}