Robert Taylor announced he will retire from the position of CEO of United Supermarkets, LLC, on March 1, 2021, and Sidney Hopper, president of United Supermarkets, will assume all of the responsibilities of the CEO. Taylor will continue in an advisory role for the company as Executive Vice-President/Senior Advisor.
John Driscoll, director and chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority, announced Beth Ann Frisher will join the Alabama State Port Authority senior management team as the new Chief Commercial Officer effective February 18, 2021. “Beth stood out amongst a very impressive list of qualified individuals seeking to lead this critical position at the Authority,” says Driscoll.
Schwan’s Company CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios announced today the promotion of Julie Francis to the newly created position of chief operating officer and the addition of Brian Schiegg as president of Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc.
Hormel also promotes Mark Coffey to Group VP of Supply Chain, and Jen Ehresmann to VP of Supply Chain
February 4, 2021
Hormel Foods announced that Glenn Leitch, executive vice president of supply chain, will retire during the second calendar quarter of 2021. Mark Coffey, currently senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing for Hormel Foods, will advance to group vice president of supply chain and will lead the company's global supply chain. Additionally, Jen Ehresmann was named to vice president of supply chain. The company's supply chain includes more than 30 production facilities and co-packing partners, producing thousands of products sold worldwide.
Butterball has promoted two longtime members of its operations team—Neal Walsh has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) and Bill Folk has been appointed to vice president of operations. Both appointments took effect at the end of 2020.
John Blicha has been promoted to Global Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Management at Eriez. Since joining Eriez in 2012 as Manager of Marketing Communications, Blicha has consistently earned promotions to various roles of increasing responsibility within the company’s marketing department.
Lamb Weston announced that John Hatto has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy & Growth. Hatto has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Most recently, he led Lamb Weston’s Distributor Sales team as Vice President, Sales, for the Foodservice Business Unit.
Siew Keat Tung has been promoted to Managing Director of Multivac Malaysia. He also took over the management of the Multivac Singapore subsidiary at the start of the year. The previous managing director, Soon Heng (Robin) Lim, will leave the company at the end of February 2021.
Organic Valley has appointed three senior leaders as vice presidents of the cooperative. With these promotions, the cooperative advances its commitment to gender equity with women holding 44% of upper-level leadership positions; across the organization, women comprise nearly half of all employees.