Ready Pac Foods Inc. has named Jay Ellis chief sales officer.

Ellis comes to Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac from Nestle USA, where he was responsible for the $1.8 billion Nestle frozen business at Wal-Mart.

At Gillette Co., he was director of account development with responsibility for club and value discount channels and new accounts. His prior roles included New York metro district manager at Oral-B Laboratories and Eastern district manager for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Inc.

At Ready Pac, Ellis will develop sales staff and manage and direct the sales plan execution across all sales channels.

“Jay is an accomplished sales professional with over 25 years of experience driving extraordinary revenue growth and profit growth within world-class companies,” Tony Sarsam, chief executive officer, said in a news release. “He has played a pivotal role in developing those companies’ business strategy and training the professionals responsible for execution.”