Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods names Michael Sims as chief financial officer.

Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods named Michael Sims as chief financial officer. Recently, Sims spent more than two decades in a variety of accounting and finance roles with Chiquita Brands International, Inc., including the last two and a half years as senior vice president and CFO.  

Sims brings the right combination of strong financial experience coupled with food industry background, according to Bill Toler, chief executive officer.

"AdvancePierre Foods has tripled in sales over the last two years, merging with and acquiring strong partner companies, which have greatly expanded our quality product mix and distribution channels for customers," says Toler. "Mike's financial leadership with capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and financial operations make him a great fit for our strategic plans in the coming years."