IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the United States, recently announced several changes to its executive leadership team and global food operations to further align its global growth strategy. Joe Heffington, formerly corporate vice president and chief accounting officer, has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer. Brian Dick, formerly corporate vice president and president, global liquid products North America, has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and president, global liquid products and GSF Fresh! produce. Multiple other roles have been redefined to support this new executive leadership and customer growth.
A 35-year veteran in accounting and financial leadership, as the new corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer, Heffington will lead all financial functions for the company, including accounting, finance, corporate tax and corporate development. As corporate senior vice president and president, global liquid products and GSF Fresh! produce, Brian Dick will leverage his 20 years of international food processing operations expertise to oversee all global liquid products operations along with GSF Fresh! operations worldwide.
"These strategic organizational changes will position GSF to meet and exceed the needs of our valued customers and will enable us to proactively address evolving customer needs and achieve self-managed excellence, while responding rapidly with innovative offerings to take advantage of demographic, consumer and technology trends," said Mark Wetterau, chairman and chief executive officer, Golden State Foods. "With this restructure, I'm confident that we have the right people in the right positions to drive digital solutions, innovate and ensure continuous improvement, all while reinforcing our unique culture, Creed and Values."
To execute on GSF's growth strategy, drive technology and innovation and to round out the corporate services team, four other professionals have been appointed or promoted, including:
- Bill Sanderson, corporate executive vice president and chief administrative officer;
- Ed Rodriguez, chief human resources officer;
- Carol Fawcett, corporate vice president and chief information officer;
- Guilda Javaheri, chief technology officer.
In addition to Brian Dick's promotion, GSF's global food operations have three additional promotions, including:
- John Maguire, corporate vice president and president, liquid products North America;
- Kevin Casto, group senior vice president manufacturing, liquid products North America;
- Eric Treon, group senior business director, global liquid products.
This new structure will benefit GSF's customers by allowing the company to streamline global operations and administrative functions. For more information on GSF's leadership, and executive management team, please visit www.goldenstatefoods.com.
About Golden State Foods
Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry. Established in 1947, the company is values-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service throughout the QSR industry. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, GSF services more than 125,000 stores on five continents from its nearly 50 locations. Its core businesses include processing of liquid products, protein, produce, dairy and full-line logistics services to the QSR and retail industries. The company also runs the GSF Foundation, a national non-profit organization to help children and families in need. For more information, please visit: www.goldenstatefoods.com.
Ashley Blua, Golden State Foods
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