US pasta supplier New World Pasta Company has announced the appointment of Peter E. Cotter as interim president and chief operating officer and Horst O. Sieben as interim vice president and chief financial officer, following the resignation of John E Denton and Wayne E Robison.

Cotter replaces Denton, the company's former chairman and chief executive officer, while Sieben replaces Robison, the company's former vice president and chief financial officer.

The company did not give details of why or when the resignations occurred, but said it had begun a search for permanent replacements for the two execs.

Previously owned by US confectioner Hershey Foods, New World Pasta now has over 1,200 employees worldwide and operations in the US, Canada and Italy.