A manufacturer of thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed and industrial materials, Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C. named Andy Sharpe as its president and CEO, effective June 1. Sharpe succeeds Hans-Jöerg Ill, who will return to Bühler’s headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland. Sharpe has nearly 20 years’ experience working across all functions of Bühler Aeroglide, including sales, marketing, research and development, engineering and manufacturing. Most recently, Sharpe served as vice president of business development and product director, global food and feed, guiding the development of product innovations that were a direct result of collaborations with customers.
Doug Spisak was promoted to director of proposals and technical sales at Pittsburgh-based Heyl & Patterson Inc. Spisak will be responsible for proposals and estimating for all of the company’s divisions: Renneburg for thermal processing, Bulk Transfer for materials handling and Aftermarket for replacement parts and upgrades.