( Photo and logo courtesy PSSI; graphic by Amelia Freidline )

Food safety and sanitation company PSSI, Kieler, Wis., has promoted Josh Hinkle to senior vice president of the East Region.

Hinkle joined PSSI in 2002 as a site manager trainee in Pelican Rapids, Minn. He has been site manager at West Liberty Foods and JBS in Marhsalltown, Iowa, and then area and division manager. Most recently, he was vice president of the midland division at PSSI, which he has led since 2012, according to a news release.

In his new role, Hinkle oversees operational initiatives with food processors across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast divisions.

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