Wixon (St. Francis, Wisconsin) has promoted Russ “Rocky” Marchiando to packaging plant manager. In this position, Marchiando will be responsible for the management and results of all operations of Wixon’s multiple plants, including supervising production lines and processing activities; improving plant performance; overseeing facility staff to attain production and operational goals; and monitoring product results to ensure they meet established standards.
Marchiando joined Wixon in 1995 and previously served as its quality director. He has a strong background in the ISO 9001 quality management standard and is currently involved in Wixon’s implementation of the globally recognized food safety standard FSSC 22000 for certification this year. Marchiando holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. He is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).