Ready Pac Foods Inc. has promoted two managers in its retail specialties division.
Rick Montoya is now the division’s vice president, and Sean McClure is procurement manager, according to a news release from Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac.
Montoya had been procurement manager in retail specialties since 2008. He succeeds Ken Ewalt, who ran the division for the past 16 years.
Montoya joined Ready Pac in 1996 as plant buyer and later held several procurement positions before leaving in 2003 to become general manager for Los Angeles-based The Giumarra Cos. He rejoined Ready Pac in 2008.
“I can’t express how honored I am to accept this role with Ready Pac,” Montoya said in the release. “Fresh produce has played a particularly significant role in both Sean’s and my life for so many years. I’m very excited to be able to work together to share our unique perspectives with the retail specialties team in order to build upon the strong foundation that Ken upheld at Ready Pac for so many years.”
McClure joined Ready Pac in 1999 as a merchandiser in retail specialties. He was promoted to buyer in 2001 and to senior buyer in 2006. Before joining Ready Pac, McClure worked for retail chain Lucky’s.