Keystone Foods Names Devin Cole President of Keystone U.S., Accelerates Growth Plan

Dec 07, 2015, 07:00 ET from Keystone Foods

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Keystone Foods announced today that Devin Cole has joined its executive leadership team as President of Keystone U.S., overseeing all North American business for the company. Cole is a food industry veteran with 20 years' experience leading successful sales, marketing and innovation teams and will report directly to Keystone Foods' President & CEO Frank Ravndal.

"We're serious about growth and accelerating the plans we have outlined in our 'Focus to Win' business strategy. Adding Devin to our executive leadership team is a great reflection of both the current momentum Keystone has as well as our commitment to building an exceptional talent base for the future," said Ravndal. "Devin is very well-respected across the industry. He is a seasoned and thoughtful leader who will bring a new perspective to the U.S. business and the Keystone leadership team."

Prior to joining Keystone, Cole was most recently the Chief Commercial Officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., where he was responsible for developing combined go-to market strategies for the company's food service and consumer products businesses. During his 16-year tenure with Tyson, Cole held several senior management positions. Cole also led account business development efforts within Hudson Foods, Inc.

In his new role at Keystone, Cole will oversee Keystone's poultry, beef and fish businesses in North America. He is committed to operational excellence and executing the company's growth strategy by deepening relationships with new and existing customers across multiple channels.

About Keystone Foods
Keystone Foods is a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods, a publicly listed global protein company headquartered in Brazil. With headquarters in West Chester, Pa., Keystone Foods is a global food services company that supplies the world's leading consumer brands with high-quality, fresh and frozen products including poultry, beef, fish and pork. Customers include the world's largest quick-service restaurants, major food service and industrial companies as well as retail outlets around the world. For the twelve months ending September 2015, Keystone had net revenue of $2.7Bn. Keystone has approximately 11,500 employees.

Keystone Foods is an industry leader in food safety, food quality and product innovation. Keystone is also a leader in sustainability and social responsibility, which is visible through the company's KEYSTAR program.

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