SALINAS, CALIF. — Monterey Gourmet Foods has named Michael P. Schall as senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

"Mike is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record," said Eric Eddings, president and chief executive officer. "His expertise in marketing, selling and business strategy and his many successful years in corporate leadership roles will be a great asset as we continue to add value to Monterey Gourmet Foods."

Mr. Schall will lead the company’s sales and marketing teams and comes to the company from Strategic Marketing, L.L.C., a consulting and advisory firm that provides sales and marketing, business development advisory and new product expertise to the food and food service industries. He has been c.e.o. of the B. Manischewitz Co., a large national producer of kosher foods, and president and c.e.o. of Guiltless Gourmet. He also was a contributing board member for Monterey Gourmet for seven years.