Growers Express, a premier processor of high-quality frozen vegetable products and primary licensed partner of the Green Giant Fresh brand announces that Kirk Wagner is promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) welcomes Liz Kemmery as its new director of communications. In this role, Kemmery will manage content and media requests for the statewide association.
Bowery Farming (Bowery), the Modern Farming Company, announced today the appointment of Colin Nelson to the newly-created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer. Nelson boasts three decades of experience in end-to-end supply chain management and operations at major multinationals, including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Unilever, and GlaxoSmithKline. He joins Bowery as a member of its executive leadership team and will oversee Bowery’s seed to store operations, including procurement and planning, manufacturing and maintenance, construction and engineering, logistics, and delivery.
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the appointment of Marco Azzaretti as Director of Marketing. Azzaretti was previously with Key from 2012 to 2019, most recently as the Automated Inspection Systems Product Manager. In his new role as Director of Marketing, he is responsible for marketing strategies and initiatives that promote the value of the company’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and process automation solutions worldwide.
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.
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!