Last updated on March 3rd, 2015 at 01:05 pm
Nonni’s Foods, a leading provider of premium, specialty cookies and baked goods, has named Brian Hansberry CEO. Hansberry succeeds Dave Beré, who is retiring from the role of CEO and will now serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Hansberry brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role, most recently serving in a dual role at Wm. J. Wrigley Jr. Co. as chief marketing officer, North America, and VP of the U.S. gum, confections and mints category. Prior to his position at Wrigley, Hansberry held a dual role at H.J. Heinz as chief marketing officer of Heinz consumer products and group VP of the Ore-Ida and Winter brands portfolio.
“Brian is a strong leader with an exceptional track record in the food and consumer packaged goods industry,” said Beré. “Leading Nonni’s Foods and working with the accomplished Nonni’s team throughout my tenure was a great honor, and I am confident Brian will succeed in maintaining the growth and continued success of the Nonni’s business.”
Hansberry added, “The Nonni’s brand has great heritage and a loyal customer base that helped secure its spot as a market category leader over several decades. I look forward to working with the Nonni’s team to continue its success in new product growth and expanding the national presence of our brands on shelves.”
Nonni’s Foods is a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners.