SALINAS, CA - Mann Packing has welcomed three new additions to its executive team with the hiring of Lawrence Henrard, Bob Licker, and Jeff Hutterer to the positions of Vice President of Operations, Regional Sales Manager, and Regional Business Manager, respectively.
Senior Operations Executive Lawrence Henrard brings over 15 years of expertise to his new role as Vice President of Operations. He most recently held the position of Commercial Director/President for the Morning Star Company. Henrard has also worked for Dole, Tanimura & Antle, and Amy’s Kitchen. He will be based in the Salinas area and will report to Jeff Cook, Mann’s Vice President and General Manager of Operations.
Industry sales veteran Bob Licker brings more than 41 years of expertise to the role. For the past 5 years, he held the position of Southeast Produce Sourcing Manager/Northeast Produce Regional Manager for US Foods. He began his career at the Hunts Point Produce Market and grew up in a family foodservice business. With a passion for produce, he founded his own produce company at the age of 30 and successfully ran the business for 22 years.
Eventually, Licker joined US Foods as a Produce Specialist in 2009. In his new role at Mann’s, he will be based on the East Coast and will report to Cody Ramsey, Mann’s Director of Foodservice Sales.
Jeff Hutterer, another industry veteran, has rejoined Mann’s as Regional Business Manager for the central territory. Hutterer, who previously worked for the company from 2008-2011 as a National Account Manager, is bringing more than 20 years of expertise to the role. He most recently held the position of Director, Retail Sales and New Business Development for IFCO Systems. Hutterer has also worked for Earthbound Farm, Ready Pac, and Chiquita. He will be based in the Minneapolis area and will report to Jeffrey Freeman, Mann’s Vice President of Retail Sales & Marketing.
Congratulations to Lawrence, Bob, and Jeff on this next chapter!