Linde Food and Beverage has named Erik Fihlman as Program Manager, Bakery, Prepared Foods, and Seafood.

Fihlman, who served eight years as a US Navy pilot and is based in Linde’s headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, brings 10 years of experience to his post in roles spanning field engineering, project management, and solutions selling.

As Program Manager, his responsibilities will include leading the commercialization of new solutions-based technologies and marketing programs serving industrial and wholesale bakeries and processors of prepared foods and seafood.

Fihlman previously worked for Linde in food freezing and chilling applications, technical sales, and food industry segment growth in the Eastern US and Midwest.

Linde announced last month that they would relocate their North and South American headquarters from Murray Hill and New Providence, NJ, to Somerset Corporate Center in Bridgewater.