CHICAGO — Officials with Alcan Packaging Food Americas have announced the appointment of Frank Kitchel to the position of vice-president of marketing with the company's Meat & Dairy Flexibles division.

Mr. Kitchel, who previously served as director of marketing of the division, will be responsible for creating and leading a new applications development services group to create innovative packaging solutions for Alcan's customers. Additionally, Mr. Kitchel will continue directing the development and implementation of market strategies for the Meat & Dairy Flexibles marketing team.

Mr. Kitchel worked as a research engineer and then marketing director with Eval Company before joining Alcan's Meat & Dairy business unit in 2001.