“Dave brings Land O’Frost more than 30 years of intensive sales and marketing and management experience working with top-tier companies,” said David Van Eekeren, Land O’Frost president and CEO. “He has a proven track record growing brands and will be an excellent addition to our talented senior management team already in place. He knows our industry well and will bring Land O’Frost many fresh perspectives that will allow us to continue to innovate and grow.”
Funk will help develop strategies to support Land O’Frost’s goal to double the company’s size by 2014. Creating additional synergies between the sales and marketing functions and evaluating strategic growth initiatives for the company are among his responsibilities.
Land O’Frost manufactures sliced packaged luncheon meats, and is the largest family owned brand of packaged deli meat in the US. It also manufactures specialty meat products sold to restaurants and major food manufacturers. It operates three facilities in Lansing, Ill., Madisonville, Ky., and Searcy, Ark.