Jim Whitehead has been promoted to VP of sales and marketing at Packers Sanitation Services Inc. ( Courtesy PSSI )

Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI) has promoted Jim Whitehead to vice president of sales and marketing.

In the new role, Whitehead oversees business development, including regional sales and Food and Drug Administration-focused sales initiatives, and marketing and brand development, according to a news release.

Whitehead previously led the U.S. Department of Agriculture account staff at PSSI. He’ll remain in charge of that group until a successor is named.

Most of his 30-year career in the food safety and sanitation industry, according to the release. He’s worked at Chemidyne and Ecolab Superior Contract Cleaners, which PSSI acquired in 2012.