Ready Pac CEO leaves to head Borden Dairy
Ready Pac Foods CEO Tony Sarsam, credited with bringing the company out of financial distress, is now CEO of the Borden Dairy Co.
Sarsam joined Ready Pac in the fall of 2013, quickly focusing on innovation in packaging and salads. Before Ready Pac, he was at Nestle in several roles, including president of Nestle Direct Store Delivery, which he started for the company in 2010. Before that, he was at PepsiCo for 20 years in the Frito-Lay division, in a number of management roles.
In 2017, French vegetable company Bonduelle acquired Ready Pac, after Sarsam noted the company was looking for a buyer. According to
Ready Pac Foods spokesman Alan Hilowitz said the company has started a search for Sarsam’s successor.
“We’re not sure how long it’s going to take, but we want to make sure we have the right fit for the role,” Hilowitz said.
Ready Pac continues to operate as a separate business unit at Bonduelle, and has its own growth goals, but Hilowitz said the new CEO will be chosen as a fit with Ready Pac and Bonduelle.
He lauded Sarsam’s performance, and said the successor will build on his accomplishments in taking Ready Pac to the “next level.”
Sarsam was recognized for his leadership in The Packer 25 profiles in 2017.
Wed, 02/28/2018 – 12:26
Source: Dairy Herd