Terry had a long and distinguished career in the turkey industry, working with AgriStats, Cargill and Butterball before joining Aviagen Turkeys in 2012. He had a passion for numbers and “looking at the data”. He liked to say that “Data is data. The data will tell the truth but you might not like it!”.
Gemstone Foods, a growing protein supplier, has appointed Jeff L. Power as President and Chief Operating Officer. “I am extremely pleased to rejoin Gemstone, a great company with so much opportunity,” says Power. “Gemstone’s established organization is prepared to further expand the business by offering innovative, cost effective products and solutions while ensuring quality and service for all of our customers.”
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has promoted one of its longtime employees, Ana Cristina Fonseca, to the newly created role of Vice President, Product Management. Over the past 28 years, Ana Cristina has displayed a dedicated commitment to Del Monte Fresh Produce, and, in her new role, will lead the Product Management team and enhance supply-chain capabilities to help Del Monte Fresh Produce meet the future needs of the organization.
Horowitz appeared on our July 2000 cover for a story about Lamb Weston's innovation under his leadership.
June 15, 2020
Robert Steven (Bobby) Horowitz, age 71, Atlanta native, resident of Nevada and part-time in California, died in a riptide accident in Sarasota, Florida, Tuesday, June 9. An internationally recognized leader in the food industry, he revolutionized new food products and introduced novel ways to produce and market them. A committed philanthropist, he also practiced the Golden Rule in his business management and personal lives.
Jan Glass succeeded Dr. Juergen Kuske as Chief Financial Officer of the Optima Group on May 1, 2020. As a result, in collaboration with Hans Buehler, the Managing Director, he is taking over the management of the central departments at the company.
Almark Foods has appointed Rick Anderson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Anderson, most recently the CEO of Gold Coast Bakeries, brings more than 20 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry of branded, private label, and co-packed retail products. Anderson will lead Almark Foods in its next stage of growth and will focus on continually leveraging the company’s state-of-the-art plant in Yuma, Arizona, while also expanding the manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Tennessee. Additional responsibilities include developing customer relationships, building a high-performance organization, and growing the already strong hard-boiled egg and deviled egg businesses.
Del Monte Fresh Produce has promoted Annunciata (Nucci) Cerioli to Senior Vice President, North America, from Senior Vice President, Operations, North America. In her new role, Cerioli will lead the Company’s North American region in the development and execution of regional sales, operations and product management strategies and programs to deliver long-term and sustainable business growth for the region.
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Buechel to president of KanPak U.S. From the GSF subsidiary's headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Chad will be responsible for all aspects of KanPak's U.S. business, including its production of more than 18 million gallons of dairy products each year.
Ott will begin his new role on June 1, succeeding outgoing President & CEO, Corey Rosenbusch.
May 14, 2020
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) named Matthew Ott, CAE, the organization’s new President & CEO. Ott will assume his new role on June 1st and succeeds outgoing President & CEO, Corey Rosenbusch who left the Association earlier this year to take the helm as President & CEO of The Fertilizer Institute.
Warner will oversee the company’s regulatory, risk management, food safety, sustainability, corporate strategy, and environmental, social and governance programs.
May 13, 2020
Raley’s announced the addition of Jennifer (Jen) Warner to the organization’s Executive Leadership Team in the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Raley’s, Warner served as Vice President of Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company, Chief Developmental Officer at AsheWorks Inc., and Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Americas at XPO Logistics.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.