Sector News

Litehouse on the lookout for new leader

November 6, 2018
Food & Drink

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

comments closed

Related News

May 21, 2022

Cécile Béliot becomes Bel Group CEO

Food & Drink

Cécile Béliot has assumed the role of Bel Group chief executive officer, following the decision to separate the roles of chairman and CEO. The separation of the functions will enable Bel Group to develop in three areas of healthy snacking. Meanwhile, the company’s former CEO, Antoine Fiévet, has had his mandate renewed as chairman of the board.

May 21, 2022

“Corporate greed and dereliction of duty”: FDA commissioner slammed over infant formula shortage

Food & Drink

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf was grilled by lawmakers during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, where he was slammed over the agency’s handling of the escalating infant formula shortage.

May 21, 2022

Sweegen hails antioxidants and bitter blocking tech a turning point for sugar reduction and healthy aging

Food & Drink

Sweegen is ramping up its efforts to reduce sugar across F&B applications while simultaneously tapping into the benefits of using antioxidants and bitter blocking technology. Speaking to FoodIngredientsFirst, Casey McCormick, vice president of global innovation at Sweegen, says product developers can find a broad range of solutions in Sweegen’s nature-based sweetener systems as brands elevate better-for-you foods.