John S. Smirniotis Jr. has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Judel Marketing International, Basin City, Wash.

Smirniotis has 16 years of food experience, including president of Sun Foods Stores, Phoenix; general manager at Albert’s Organics, Denver; and general manager for Fleming Foods. He has been working on Judel’s conventional and organic corn program. In his new position he will help with operational and administrative duties alongside his sales and marketing obligations.

Judel Marketing names VP of sales