The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) announces Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster is joining its Board of Directors. Griffin, a veteran of foodservice and consumer package good procurement and supply chain management, brings a wealth of experience and thought leadership to SNP as it strengthens its outreach to encourage even more Americans to eat sustainable seafood for better health through consumer-facing campaigns such as Eat Seafood, America!
Chad Martin also promoted to COO for poultry at Tyson.
September 3, 2020
Donnie King has been named president of Tyson Foods’ poultry business. King has over 35 years of experience working in the poultry business, both domestically and globally. He will once again lead the company’s chicken unit, guiding and mentoring members of its leadership team, including Chad Martin, who will take on the new role of chief operating officer of poultry.
Fristam Pumps USA announces Tim Nelson has joined the company as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. In his new position, Tim will be responsible for managing sales and related activities in the upper Midwest for Fristam.
Flowers Foods, producer of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, announced that Brad Cashaw has been named chief supply chain officer, effective September 8, 2020. Cashaw will be responsible for Flowers’ supply chain operations and report to Brad Alexander, chief operating officer.
Planned c-suite transition expected to be completed in 2021.
August 26, 2020
Johnson Controls announced that Olivier Leonetti would join the Company and succeed Brian Stief as the chief financial officer. Leonetti will join the Company in the next several weeks and initially be appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer-elect. He will assume the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer, following the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2020. Current Vice Chairman and CFO Brian Stief, will step down from the CFO role at that time. Stief will remain in his role as vice chairman, serving in an advisory capacity, and will retire from the Company at the end of this calendar year. Stief and Leonetti will work closely together over the next several months to ensure an orderly transition into the 2021 calendar year.
Amy’s Kitchen President Xavier Unkovic has been appointed to company Chief Executive Officer. Xavier has been leading Amy’s day-to-day for the past three years under the leadership of company founder Andy Berliner. Over the course of his time at Amy’s, Xavier has been responsible for laying the groundwork to achieve the Berliner Family’s Vision of building a thriving, collaborative, efficient, engaged and sustainable organization.
(Editor's Note: This bereavement notice was written by PSSI President & CEO, Dan Taft on August 17, 2020.) It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our beloved colleague Amy Lowe, Executive Vice President for PSSI. She and her husband, Scott, were involved in a tragic plane crash near Osage Beach, Missouri.
Belcampo, pioneer of hyper-sustainable, organic, grass-fed and -finished, Certified Humane meats, broths, and jerky, today announced that Garry Embleton has joined the company as its new co-CEO. A CPG veteran for high-growth, category-leading brands, Embleton brings 25 years of general management, product development, eCommerce, and supply chain operations experience to his role at Belcampo. Co-founder Anya Fernald will continue to serve alongside Embleton as co-CEO, leading the company’s brand, marketing, and product activities.
Paul Terrell has driven more than 2.5 million miles for broadline distributor Ben E. Keith the past 26 years.
August 12, 2020
Ben E. Keith Foods driver Paul Terrell was named to the 2020 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Truck Driver Hall of Fame. Terrell has been a driver with the broadline foodservice distributor for 25 years and is based out of the Mid-South division. There are over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service qualify for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame.
Refrigerated Solutions Group (“RSG”), an industry leader in refrigerated equipment and service, recently announced several management promotions. Bob Stevens has been promoted to the Director of Dealer Sales, Craig Hammel has accepted the role of Director of Strategic Accounts, Kim McGee has been promoted to the Director of CX & Sales Support and Pam Williams has accepted the position of Director of Business Development & Project Management for RSG. All four will report directly to Dan Hinkle, Chief Commercial Officer for RSG. Stevens and Hammel will assume their new roles immediately while McGee and Williams will take on their new responsibilities August 17th.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!