A BS in Engineering from Purdue has led this VP of Operations into a number of food and beverage factory builds and turn-around situations around the world.

– Over the last 7 years as VP of Operations at a fast growing company with 1,300 employees, he produced savings annually of more than $3M; developed, planned and executed more than $150M in Capital expansions; Managed the cultural and operational changes; and improved efficiencies throughout growth from $200M- 2010 revenue to $600M – 2016.

– Fluent in Italian due to 10 years spent in Italy as VP of manufacturing at Cadbury (now Mondelez).

– Variety of high-speed food and beverage packaging experiences.  Product exposure includes confectionary / chocolate, snacks, beverages, as well as bakery and cheesecake.

Open to international assignments, private equity owned operations, full-time employee or contract / consultant.

Ability to run a $100 million company as CEO.  Also open to COO / VP of Operations roles.  Expertise is in Food and Beverage Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, Product development, Team Building, Six Sigma, P&L, Business development, Distribution and Logistics, Planning and Strategic facility solutions.

Current home in Boston, willing to travel or relocate as needed for the role.
Testimonials from previous assignments:

“One of’ the best manufacturing and results driven professionals I have ever known….” – Previous CEO/President

“Highly motivated, collaborative leader and a magician balancing major customer growth initiatives and operational efficiencies.” – VP of Sales (USA)

Meet Your Recruiter

Laurie Hyllberg

Vice President at Kinsa Group and Executive Recruiter. Laurie champions Kinsa’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management and Marketing she adds 17 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, and maintaining professional expertise in recruiting as an Executive Board Member for the Recruiters Of Wisconsin association, Laurie is able to connect top talent in the food industry with food and beverage processors growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!
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