Mizkan Announces Promotions Of Two Key Members Of Leadership Team

Feb 28, 2013, 08:04 ET from Mizkan Americas

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mizkan Americas, a leading condiment manufacturer, today announced the promotions of two key members of their leadership team. These promotions, effective March 1, 2013, provide a new leadership structure aimed at delivering sustainable global growth for the company.

Mike Neises has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing. Mike started with Mizkan Americas in August of 2010 as Executive Director of Food Service/Value Brand Sales and Channel Marketing. Since Mike assumed responsibility of the Foodservice Sales Team, he has driven substantial growth every year, while the overall foodservice industry has remained flat. Mike enjoyed equal success as he took responsibility for the foodservice sales of the Mizkan Pepper product portfolio in 2012. Prior to joining Mizkan, Mike held a number of sales and marketing positions with Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., where he was awarded the company's "Marketer of the Year" award for two consecutive years.

Tim Marvin has been promoted to Executive Director of Retail Branded and Foodservice Sales. Tim joined Mizkan Americas in July of 2008 as Director of Branded Sales. Since Tim joined Mizkan and assumed responsibility for the Retail Branded Sales Team, the company's branded sales have grown every year during a period when the largest condiment brands in the U.S. have declined an average of three to four percent per year. Prior to joining Mizkan, Tim held a number of professional sales positions in the food industry, including his immediately prior responsibility managing the NS Sales team at Kehe Food distributors.

"As Mizkan Americas continues to evolve, I am very proud of everything Mike and Tim have accomplished over the past few years for Mizkan, and look forward to their continued success in their new positions," said Craig Smith, President and CEO of Mizkan Americas. "Both have demonstrated positive leadership and achieved significant results as we continue our path of market leadership throughout North America."

About Mizkan Americas
Mizkan Americas is a subsidiary of Mizkan Group and has a heritage in the condiment business that spans over 200 years.  The company is a leading manufacturer of condiments in the United States with 14 manufacturing plants that serve the retail, foodservice, specialty Asian and food ingredient trade channels. Since 2005, Mizkan Americas has seen dramatic growth due to the acquisition of Holland House® cooking wines, the Specialty Division of Imperial Brands, World Harbors Marinades & Sauces and Border Foods Pepper products portfolio.  Mizkan Americas produces a wide variety of vinegars, mustards, cooking wines, wine reductions, sushi seasoning, jellies, salad dressings, Asian sauces and peppers.  Mizkan Brands include Holland House, NAKANO®, Four Monks®, Barengo®, Mitsukan®, World Harbors® and Border Foods®. For more information about Mizkan Americas, please visit www.mizkan.com.

About The Mizkan Group
The Mizkan Group, a global food manufacturer, is the parent company of Mizkan Americas, Inc. The Mizkan Group is a 200-year old privately held international food manufacturer, based in Handa City, Japan.  The Mizkan Group has a stable of well-known international brands, under the "mizkan" umbrella brand and is a leader in the liquid condiment category.  The Mizkan Group has operating facilities around the globe, including Japan, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Betsy Alandt

SOURCE Mizkan Americas