UPDATED: Former Nestle, PepsiCo exec to head Ready Pac

10/22/2013 07:06:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Ready Pac Foods Tony SarsamSarsam(UPDATED COVERAGE Oct. 3) Ready Pac Foods Inc. has named Tony Sarsam chief executive officer.

For the last three years he was president of Nestle Direct Store Delivery, a $4.5 billion company that he started for Nestle in 2010.  That role followed several years as executive vice president of operations at Nestle Dreyer’s.

Sarsam’s hiring ends a search that began with the May retirement announcement of Ready Pac chief executive officer Michael Solomon.

Phil Theodore, who joined Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac in January and led it after Solomon’s retirement, remains president and chief operating officer. He was interim chief executive officer following Solomon, said Tristan Simpson, senior director of marketing and corporate communications.

Sarsam started his career in the PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, where he spent 20 years. He had management roles there in manufacturing, sales, distribution, finance and strategy.

“Tony has outstanding operating experience and a reputation for building a strong performance culture, and we are excited to have him on board,” Sean Ozbolt, Ready Pac board chairman, said in a news release.



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Steve Davidson-Jerry Butt & Uncle Chris Nelson    
Pasadena  |  October, 23, 2013 at 08:09 AM

Congratulations Tony

dan whitaker    
chicago  |  October, 23, 2013 at 07:36 PM

Slammers to buy first round at 2014 PRL draft!

Bums    
Chicago  |  October, 23, 2013 at 08:09 PM

Nice Slammer ... make us proud and buy us a round of beers!

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