B&G Foods announced earlier this month that the company’s Executive Vice President of Operations, William F. Herbes (pictured below) plans to retire at the end of December 2019. Herbes has served in this position since joining the company ten years ago.
“Bill has been a very important member of our member of our management team since joining B&G Foods almost ten years ago. It has been a privilege to work with him and I am delighted that Bill has agreed to remain with B&G Foods through year end and partner with Erich Fritz, our Exclusive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, to continue to evolve our operations to become even more efficient and cost effective,” commented Kenneth G. Romanzi, who is currently serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer and will soon transition to the position of president and chief executive officer come April 6, 2019.
According to the company’s current acting president Robet C. Cantwell, Herbes “has been a tremendous contributor to B&G Foods’ growth over the past ten years. Since assuming responsibility for our supply chain and manufacturing operations in 2009, B&G Foods’ net sales have more than tripled and our domestic international sourcing and manufacturing operations and capabilities have greatly expanded. Herbes has played an integral role in our growth, including through post-M&A integration of numerous manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and co-pack arrangements, including B&G Foods’ two largest manufacturing facilities. Under his strong leadership, we also successfully established a frozen distribution network following our acquisition of the Green Giant brand.”
Based in New Jersey, B&G Foods is seller and distributor of high-quality, branded frozen and shelf-stable foods across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company was established in 1996.