West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. President and CEO Ed Garrett announces the following changes to Executive Management.
Effectively immediately Garrett will step into the role of CEO, with Michael Quint, current Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, being promoted to President.
In addition, the following executive appointments have been made: Allen Hansen has been promoted to Vice President of Finance & CFO; K. Joseph Swanson has been promoted to Vice President of Operations; Brandon Achen has been promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain; Scott Cole will join the company as Chief Customer Officer, effective February 2017; and Dominik Teyke will join the company as Vice President of R&D, effective February 2017.
Quint joined the company in April, 2006 as Vice President and CCO leading the Sales, Marketing and R&D Departments. During his time with West Liberty Foods, he has successfully led the team in diversifying customer base and product lines. In addition, he has provided strategic visioning and overall leadership in expanding the research and development team and building West Liberty Foods’ brand strength. Quint holds a combined 30+ years in the meat industry.
Hansen began with West Liberty Foods in 2002, and has been integral to the company’s continued success and the growth of the Finance Department. He has held roles such as Executive Director of Finance, Corporate Controller, and Controller.
Swanson brings a diverse background to his position and has been with the company from its inception. He has a depth of experience in quality assurance, operations, continuous improvement, finance, and human resources. His knowledge, solid technical skill set and outstanding leadership continues to position the company for further success.
Achen began with West Liberty Foods in 2008 and has demonstrated outstanding leadership by advancing new ideas and directly facing supply chain challenges. His previous roles include Industrial Engineer and management roles in the Scheduling, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Departments.
Cole brings 25+ years of sales and strategic leadership experience from the Hershey organization. He can be credited with portfolio diversification, business growth and proven sales results.
Teyke will join the company bringing over 28 years of protein and product research. He has spent the last decade at Boar’s Head leading the Culinary, Project Management, Applied Science and Product Development Departments.
West Liberty Foods is a food company offering protein solutions to many well-known food service and retail customers both domestically and internationally. They have six locations in three states and employ over 2,600 people. A verified landfill-free company, they have successfully diverted over 520 million pounds since the initiative began in 2012. Please visit their website for more information: www.wlfoods.com.