Litehouse, Inc., maker of refrigerated salad dressings, dips and cheeses, has initiated a search for its next president and chief executive officer. Jim Frank, who has been at the helm of the company since 2011, plans to retire.
Mr. Frank joined Litehouse in 2006 as head of sales and marketing, eventually rising to president and c.e.o. in 2011.
“We cannot thank Jim enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and leadership he has brought to Litehouse,” the Litehouse board of directors said. “Jim’s impact and contributions have been instrumental to the company’s success.”
Kelly Prior, executive vice-president and chief financial officer, will step into the role of interim president for Litehouse as the company searches for its next c.e.o.
Litehouse Foods products“As Litehouse looks to fill the role of c.e.o., it will maintain its focus on continuing to be a leader in the ever-evolving consumer packaged goods space; bringing innovative products, quality excellence and best-in-class service to its business partners and customers,” Litehouse said. “In addition, Litehouse will continue to make strategic investments to support the needs of customers across all of its business channels, positioning itself for continued future growth.”
Founded more than 50 years ago, Litehouse manufactures its C.P.G. products at five facilities based in Michigan, Utah and Idaho. The company offers its portfolio of products under the Litehouse, Litehouse Simply Arisan, Opa and Opadipity brands through retail, e-commerce, food service, deli, member stores and value-added goods where Litehouse products are featured in meal and salad kits.
By Rebekah Schouten
Source: Food Business News
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