Frank Kitchel has been promoted to vice president of marketing from director of marketing, Meat & Dairy Flexibles, for Alcan Packaging Food Americas.

Kitchel will head and implement the company’s Applications Development Services group, which will focus on better packaging solutions. He will also be responsible for implementing and developing marketing strategies for his team.

Kitchel worked as a research engineer with Quantum Chemical Corporation and as marketing director at Eval Company of America before joining Paris-based Alcan Packaging’s Meat & Dairy section in 2001.