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US-based supply chain company with a focus on organic, non-GMO foods and feeds, Pipeline Foods, has appointed Anthony Sepich as its new CEO.
Sepich will succeed interim CEO Robert Hodgen, who will continue his role on the board of managers for Pipeline Holdings and as managing director of AMERRA Capital Management.
Eric Jackson, founder and chairman of Pipeline Foods said: “We are thrilled to have Anthony join the team. His extensive speciality commodity experience, both domestically and internationally, will play a critical role in helping us grow our business and continue to be a leader in the organic and speciality space.
“His track record of cultivating robust and lasting relationships with customers, partners, and employees alike, as well as his dedication to the integrity of the food system, make him a perfect fit to lead the charge in upholding the values of Pipeline Foods in all of the business that we do.”
With over 20 years of experience in the grains, oil seeds, salt and cocoa industry, Sepich has served in several executive roles, including a five-year post in Austria focusing on European corn milling products.
Robert Hodgen said: “Anthony’s high calibre of leadership and expertise in both grain and speciality commodities are invaluable. The board, along with the executive team of Pipeline Foods, were unanimous in their decision to bring him on.
“His strong operating and customer solutions-focused background, combined with a clear ability to drive profits, are characteristics that we value at AMERRA. We’re also enthusiastic about his change management experience, which will be incredibly useful at a company as fast-growing as Pipeline Foods.”
Earlier this year, Canada’s SunOpta offloaded its specialty and organic soy and corn business to Pipeline Foods for $66.5 million.
By Emma Upshall
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