MUNSTER, IND. – Land O’Frost Inc., a producer of pre-sliced deli meats and specialty meats, named Ryan Stone as vice president of procurement. Stone will be tasked to expand Land O’Frost’s growth by improving the company’s supply chains.

“Stone will use his sourcing, forecasting and market risk management experience to ensure Land O’Frost maintains regular access to the materials necessary to continue to innovate, win in the marketplace and grow,” the company said. “Further, he will collaborate closely with Land O’Frost teams across its production facilities to produce the highest quality products for customers.”

Stone joins the company from Minnesota-based Branding Iron Holdings where he was responsible for procurement and supply chain as director, business integration.

“We’re excited to welcome Ryan to the Land O’Frost family. His expertise is crucial to navigating current and future supply chain adjustments,” said David Van Eekeren, chief executive officer of Land O’Frost. “We are confident his previous experience diversifying the supply of primary and secondary materials and managing risk will allow our teams to continue to evolve and move the business forward.”

Stone’s previous experience includes several roles with Anheuser-Busch InBev where he was promoted to director, Secondary Packaging Procurement and was responsible for $600 million in secondary packaging spend. Stone began his career with CHS Inc., as a market analyst where he managed commodity price risk and hedging strategies for commercial grain companies and agricultural producers.

“Land O’Frost’s family-first culture and focus on providing affordable, high-quality food options is inspiring,” Stone said. “I’m excited to contribute to the company’s mission and support our teams as they continue to strive for excellence every day while best serving our customers and consumers.”