On Aug. 27, Seattle, Washington-based Darigold revealed it had hired Richard Scheitler as the new CIO, effective Sept. 3, and Monica Johnson as new general counsel, effective Sept. 17.
“We are fortunate to have two high caliber individuals joining the Darigold team,” says Stan Ryan, president and CEO. “We are at a critical moment in Darigold’s trajectory of international growth, customer focus, consumer innovation and sustainable business practices. These proven leaders will be additive to our leadership team, culture and success.”
Scheitler most recently served as the CIO at The Wonderful Co. in Los Angeles. Prior to joining The Wonderful Company, in their POM Wonderful division, he held roles in consulting organizations such as KPMG. Scheitler earned a master’s degree in information system technology from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.
Johnson’s experience spans a broad range of companies and legal firms. She has also worked in similar food and beverage industries directly relevant to Darigold’s business, including branded consumer products, cyclical agricultural commodities and global ingredients. She most recently served as the general counsel for Bonduelle Americas, in Irwindale, California. Prior to joining Bonduelle, Johnson held legal roles at Ventura Foods, LLC; Western Digital Technology Inc. and Deutsche Bahn/DB Logistics/Bax Global. Johnson earned a juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.