ARMSTRONG, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Joe Girdner has been named president of Rogers Foods Ltd. He succeeds Vic Bell, who had held the post for the past 18 years.

Girdner has more than 30 years of experience in grain and transportation, and most recently was vice-president of logistics and procurement at Rogers Foods. He also recently has been the project manager for Rogers Foods’ milling operation expansion in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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Kelly O'Brien, left, is congratulated by his son, Kody, for being named the 2017 Milling Operative of the Year at the IAOM banquet in New Orleans. 
Kelly O’Brien has been named vice-president of operations at Rogers Foods. O’Brien has 38 years of experience in the milling industry, all with Rogers Foods. He recently was named the International Association of Operative Millers Milling Operative of the Year at the association’s annual meeting and exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on April 13.

Rogers Foods, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Nisshin Flour Milling Inc., has flour mills in Armstrong and Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, which have a combined daily wheat flour production capacity of 13,600 cwts and wheat storage capacity of 420,000 bushels. The Chilliwack mill is undergoing an expansion to be completed this fall that will increase its daily milling capacity from 5,000 to 9,000 cwts, bringing the company’s overall milling capacity to 17,600 cwts.