Litehouse President and CEO Jim Frank to Retire
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SANDPOINT, ID - Employee-owned refrigerated salad dressing maker Litehouse announced that Jim Frank, the company’s current President and CEO will be retiring from the company.
Frank will be replaced as President on an interim basis by Executive Vice President and CFO Kelly Prior as the company sets out on its CEO search.
“I am exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to lead such an amazing organization and I want to thank all of the Employee Owners for their dedication in helping to make Litehouse the company it is today. I am excited to watch as Litehouse continues to grow into one of the most trusted names in the CPG industry,” said Jim Frank, in a press release.
Frank first joined Litehouse in 2006 as head of the company’s sales and marketing operations. Since 2011, Frank led the organization as President and CEO. During his seven years as CEO, the company noted, Frank led the company with fervor, leading the organization to phenomenal growth across its three channels of business; retail, foodservice, and value-added.
“We cannot thank Jim enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and leadership he has brought to Litehouse. Jim’s impact and contributions have been instrumental to the company’s success,” added the company’s Board of Directors.
Litehouse noted, in its press release, that it will maintain its focus on continuing to be a leader in the ever evolving CPG space; bringing innovative products, quality excellence, and best-in-class service to its business partners and customers as it searches for a new chief. The company noted that it will continue to make strategic investments to support the needs of customers across all of its business channels, positioning itself for continued future growth.
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