Turkey Hill, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer and distributor of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks, named Jim Sterbenz as chief commercial officer. In this newly created role, Sterbenz will oversee all commercial operations at Turkey Hill, including sales, consumer marketing and product development. Jim will report to Tim Hopkins, Turkey Hill’s CEO.
Sterbenz joins the company with more than 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as SVP, U.S. Sales with The Campbell Soup Co. Prior to Campbell’s, he held sales leadership positions with Godiva Chocolatier, Master Foods USA, Kraft Foods North America and Nabisco Foods Group.
“We are thrilled to have Jim join the Turkey Hill leadership team. Jim brings significant food and beverage experience and will be an invaluable resource to our blue-chip customer base and business partners. Jim is joining Turkey Hill at a very exciting time, as we expand into new geographies while driving product innovation, all to support increasing demand from our loyal consumer base.”
Sterbenz said, “Turkey Hill is a leading brand within the ice cream and refrigerated drink categories and has the resources and the management commitment to rapidly expand and continue providing industry leading service to our valued customers. I am excited to join the team and look forward to driving accelerated growth and innovation.”