Ventura Foods has promoted Andy Euser to the newly-created role of chief administrative officer and hired Erika Noonburg-Morgan as CFO.
Euser has served as Ventura Foods’ chief human resources officer and EVP for the past nine years. Ventura Foods’ newly formed chief administrative office will include information technology, human resources and corporate communications.
“In Andy, we have a proven and trusted leader who enjoys enormous respect from many of our key stakeholders, including his peers in the industry as well as our employees and owners,” said President and CEO Chris Furman. “He excels in organizational design, strategy, collaboration and talent development. As CAO, he will leverage these skills to accelerate projects, systems and processes that deliver against our business priorities.”
Noonburg-Morgan joined the company as chief financial officer in March. She joins Ventura Foods from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida. Noonburg-Morgan was a senior member of the leadership team responsible for starting the business and driving the organization’s financial, commercial and operations strategy.
“Erika’s significant financial and operational expertise, along with her proven track record of rapidly assessing and improving systems and process, will be instrumental to our company,” said Furman. “Additionally, her six years of experience working internationally with Coca-Cola in Zurich, Switzerland, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, will prove especially valuable as we continue to expand internationally.”
“We’re excited about the significant contributions these experienced executives, who are both passionate about building high-performing teams and developing talent, will make to our ‘Strengthen to Grow’ business strategy,” said Furman.
Ventura Foods is based in Brea, California, and produces dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarine and butter blends, and oils and shortenings. Customers include foodservice companies, retailers and food manufacturers in the United States, Canada and more than 60 countries. Retail consumer brands include Marie’s dressings, LouAna oils, Dean’s dips and Gold n’ Soft spreads. The company is a privately held joint venture of CHS Inc. and Mitsui & Co.