Cliffstar Corp. announced Friday that Peter P. Poth has been elected chairman of the board of directors. The compa ny also announced that Carol Ko ciela and Dr. Eric Caine have been appointed to the board. Poth has served on the Cliffstar board of directors for 12 years. He is a retired president of Delaware North Companies, where he also served as vice-chairman, group vice president and chief financial offi cers. Kociela currently serves as the executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gar dens Society. She served as a senior vice-president and regional execu tive vice-president at HSBC Bank USA before retiring in 2002. Caine is the John Romano Pro fessor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Cliffstar manufactures more than 145 private label fruit juices and drinks for leading grocery cus tomers throughout North America.