EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Edward L. Silk has joined Van de Vries Spice Corp. as vice-president of business development. Mr. Silk most recently was vice-president of sales and marketing at Quality Ingredients Corp. for nearly 15 years. Earlier, he held various industrial ingredient sales and marketing positions in the food industry, providing him with extensive experience in the marketing of consumer packaged goods and in the sale of both branded and private label spice, seasoning and flavoring extract products.

“Ed’s extensive experience and expertise in the food ingredient industry will greatly enhance our continuing efforts to further improve and expand our business,” said Thomas A. Schmidt Jr., vice-president of sales and client services at Van de Vries Spice.