American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC) has appointed Ronald C. Kesselman to its board of directors.

Kesselman's appointment brings the total number of independent directors on the Kansas-based pasta producer's board to nine.

In a 30-year career, Kesselman has held senior executive and management positions with a number of consumer products and food processing companies including Elmer's Products, where he was chairman and CEO, Mattel and Quaker Oats.