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Tomlinson Industries promotes Jeanne Engle
Tomlinson Industries has promoted Jeanne Engle as director of marketing and product manager of modular dispensing systems. Engle joined Tomlinson in 1995 as the advertising manager. Then, in 2000 she was promoted to advertising/marketing manager. In her new position as director of marketing, Jeanne will be responsible for Tomlinson’s marketing related activities including advertising, trade shows, product publicity, literature and sales promotions.

As product manager for the modular dispensing systems line, she will be responsible for overseeing all inside and outside modular sales personnel, as well as the development of new modular products, distribution, pricing and promotional programs. “Under Jeanne’s leadership, Tomlinson looks forward to seeing the modular line of dispensers for disposable paper products become to top-of-mind brand awareness,” said Louis J. Castro, executive vice president.

Paul Fisher Joins Eight O’Clock Coffee
Paul Fisher has joined the Eight O’Clock Coffee Co., as a green coffee consultant. Fisher is a 35-year veteran of the coffee industry, who brings a wealth of supply side coffee expertise to the company. He will be responsible for coffee procurement and green coffee quality control. He will also assist the Eight O’Clock team with green coffee price risk management and new product development.

Eight O’Clock Coffee Co., 3 Paragon Drive, Montvale. New Jersey 07645, Tel: (1)(201) 571-0288.

Boudreau appointed President of Safmarine
Safmarine has appointed John J. Boudreau, president of Safmarine Inc. He has occupied a number of senior positions during his career, including the posts with sister company Maersk Sealand as vice president for North American exports and vice president of the Atlantic trades, which incorporates the trades between North America and Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa.

Boudreau has already been involved with Safmarine for a number of years, having participated in Safmarine’s integration in 1999 and the absorption of the Torm Lines breakbulk and MPV activities into the Safmarine brand, which coincided with his board appointment in 2002. He moves into the shoes of Henrik Friis, who has been appointed vice president of sales & marketing, A.P.M. Terminals North America Inc. after a successful four and a half year tenure.

Page Joins Coffee Enterprises
Coffee industry veteran, Michael Page has joined Coffee Enterprises of Burlington, Vermont. Michael is heading up the division of Coffee Extract & Ingredient. The company has recently introduced coffee extracts certified by both the Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade organizations.

He can be contacted at (1) (802) 865-4480, E-mail: mpage@coffee-ent.com, or Web: www.coffeeenterprises.com.

Port of Houston Promotes Guenther
The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) promoted Roger Guenther to general manager - container operations. Guenther’s principal responsibilities include: reviewing long-range planning of PHA’s container facilities, establishing and maintaining updated labor rules, supervising and coordinating the overall performance of facility maintenance and terminal operations at certain PHA terminals. Guenther will also be in charge of maintaining proper relations with customers, while providing a high level of customer service.

“Roger’s engineering and financial background make him well suited for his new position,” stated PHA director of operations Jimmy M. Jamison.

Guenther joined the PHA in 1988, as assistant maintenance manager of the Barbours Cut Terminal. In 1992, he was promoted to assistant terminal manager and was named container facilities manager in 1998. Due to his attribute, over the past 12 years, the annual volume at Barbours Cut has increased to more than 1.3 million TEUs, while the terminal’s annual net income has risen to approximately $30 million. Before joining the PHA, Guenther was an engineer for Emscor, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Port of Houston Authority owns and operates the public facilities located along the Port of Houston, the 25-mile long complex of diversified public and private facilities designed for handling general cargo, containers, dry bulk materials, and different types of cargo. Each year, more than 6,600 vessels call at the port, which ranks fourth in the U.S. in coffee waterborne tonnage and eighth largest in tea tonnage.

Miroslaw Postek,
May 31, 2005; age 43

On May 31, the Van Rees Group was shocked by the sudden loss of their Polish Manager, Mirek Postek.

Mirek was appointed manager of commercial affairs in 1992, when Van Rees decided to start their own office in Warsaw. Before Mirek joined Van Rees, he owned a private company and tea was among one of the products. Not long before that, all Polish tea imports were handled by the state enterprise Agros. Mirek made Van Rees Poland quickly grow as the number one importer selling

to all local Polish packers.

Van Rees and the Polish tea trade will miss a good trader and fine personality.

Mirek leaves his wife, Beata, and 2 children, Kasia and Michael.

Tea & Coffee - August/September, 2005
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