Bautz leading Schwan Consumer Brands innovation
Schwan's said the Product Innovation team will be responsible for innovation platform ideas that are 18 to 24 months away from launch. The business currently includes Freschetta, Red Baron, Tony's and Wolfgang Puck frozen pizzas; Mrs. Smith's and Edwards frozen cakes and pies; Asian Sensations frozen entrees and appetizers; and Larry's frozen potato specialties.
Bautz will report to Dan Hammer, senior vice president of marketing. Joining Bautz will be Kara Van Kleek, director, New Products; Marc Cudeyre, manager, New Products; Jennifer Kallemeyn, associate manager, Innovation; and Steffany Meyers, senior administrative assistant.