Pinnacle Foods names new executive VP, chief supply chain officer

by Monica Watrous
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Dan Poland, Pinnacle Foods
Daniel Poland joins Pinnacle Foods as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Daniel Poland has been named executive vice president and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods Inc. He joins the company from DanoneWave, where he most recently was chief supply chain officer for North American operations.

Poland will succeed D. Michael Wittman, who is retiring from Pinnacle following a transition period, and will report to Mark Clouse, CEO.

Mark Clouse, Pinnacle Foods
Mark Clouse, CEO, Pinnacle Foods

“I am pleased to welcome Dan to Pinnacle in the critical role of leading our supply chain,” Clouse said. “His proven ability to optimize high performing teams to drive product quality, reduce cost and maintain a laser focus on service excellence will bring additional value to the organization. I am confident that he is a strong fit for Pinnacle.”

Poland brings to the company a broad range of experience in supply chain leadership, financial management and research and development. He joined WhiteWave Foods in 2014 as senior vice president of supply chain and was named to his most recent role following the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave by Danone. Prior to that, he held various positions at the former H.J. Heinz Co., including North American chief supply chain officer, vice president of Heinz North American manufacturing and tomato seed business, vice president of dry manufacturing, director of food service operations and factory manager. Poland began his career with Gerber and Nestle in various roles in R&D, engineering and operations management.

He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State Univ. and a master of business administration in business/finance from the Univ. of Iowa.

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