CHICAGO — Frank Kitchel has been named vice-president of marketing for the Meat & Dairy Flexibles business for Alcan Packaging Food Americas. He advances from the position of director of marketing, Meat & Dairy Flexibles.

In addition to expanded marketing responsibilities, Mr. Kitchel will create, implement and lead a new applications development services (A.D.S.) group, according to the company. The A.D.S. group will work with customers and the company’s research and development department on innovative packaging solutions.

Mr. Kitchel also will continue to lead the development and implementation of market strategies for the Meat & Dairy Flexibles marketing team.