IRVINE, Calif. –Golden State Foods (GSF), a diversified food processor and distributor serving the quick-service restaurant segment, including McDonald’s Corp., announced several changes to its global food and logistics operations and executive team.
Brian Dick was promoted to corporate senior vice president and president of global manufacturing. In this position he will lead the strategy and oversight of all global liquid product, dairy, protein and produce operations worldwide.
Additionally, Wayne Morgan, Ph.D., was appointed corporate vice president and president of protein and sustainability. Morgan will continue with protein processing operations, while applying his sustainability expertise in the beef industry.
“As GSF continually strives to meet and exceed our customers’ global businesses and lead out in the food industry, we continue to assess our talent and evolve our organizational structure,” said Mark Wetterau, chairman and CEO. “As such, we’re pleased to announce several strategic changes to our operations and executive teams, who will lead the way in global manufacturing, logistics, sustainability, innovation and culture.”
Outside of executive positions in the company’s protein segment, Bob Wolpert moved into a new role as corporate senior vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer. Wolpert will lead GSF’s efforts with IBM on Blockchain, IoT and other digital innovations.
Meanwhile, Ryan Hammer took over as corporate vice president and president of the logistic group at Golden State. Finally, Ed Rodriguez was promoted to corporate senior vice president and chief human resources officer.