Titan Frozen Fruit, a market-leading, value-added food ingredient manufacturer and fruit processor, announced two new additions to strengthen the company’s senior leadership team. Alan Cutler has been named chief financial officer and Tom Byrne has been named executive vice president of Commercial Development. Titan is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners and Windhover Capital.

“Given Alan’s and Tom’s successful track records, we are confident they will play a key role in Titan’s transformation,” said Jon Larsen, CEO of Titan. “Alan’s leadership in developing financial strategies to drive sustainable growth, as well as his focus on enhancing Titan’s finance function and processes, will be critical as we build out the organization. Additionally, Tom’s strong sales and business development background and his M&A experience will be an asset for Titan as we look for new opportunities to grow the business both organically and through strategic acquisitions. I welcome them both to the company.”

Cutler has spent over 25 years building and leading teams in the food, agriculture and manufacturing industries, most recently as CFO of Randall Foods. Some of his previous C-level roles include serving as CFO at Vita-Pakt Citrus Products Co., CEO and COO at True Fresh High Pressure Processing/True Food Innovations, and CFO/president/GM at Goglanian Bakeries Inc. (now Rich Products Corporation, Inc.). Cutler earned both his bachelor of science and masters of business administration degrees from Troy University.

With more than 25 years of experience leading transformational changes in complex business environments, Byrne was most recently senior vice president – division manager at Golden West Packaging Group, where he led the integration of three agricultural-centric packaging businesses. Previously, he served as President of Growers Express, and was also vice president – general manager at Sambrailo Packaging, and director of Food Sales at Peninsula Packaging. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Notre Dame.

Byrne will lead business and product development and operational efficiencies across Titan, and will also serve as a critical member of the Company’s Corporate Development/M&A team.

About Titan Frozen Fruit
Based in Santa Maria, California, and founded in 2013, Titan is a market leading, value-added food ingredient manufacturer and fruit processor. The Company buys berries from a network of large commercial growers in California and Baja California and processes the berries into a variety of pack styles (aseptic and pasteurized purées, purée concentrate, thermal particulate, individual quick frozen and block quick frozen). Titan sells the processed berries to a diversified roster of food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice/QSRs and retail/club stores.