Dan Morgan, former president and chief commercial officer of BFY Brands Inc., will join Abbottstown, Pennsylvania-based G&S Foods LLC as president, effective July 12. Morgan, currently a member of the company’s board, will assume the position of CEO on Jan. 1, 2022.
Current CEO Thomas Dempsey will retire on Dec. 31, but will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.
“I am pleased to have Dan Morgan join our management team as CEO,” said Ed Good, chairman of the board. “Having been on the board of managers since the company was acquired in 2018, Dan is familiar with the company’s operations and is comfortable with the current owners, managers and executive team. Dan has the management skills, experience and industry knowledge to lead the company to even greater heights in the next few years.”
A snacking industry veteran with more than 30 years of CPG experience, Morgan led PopCorners as president and chief commercial officer of BFY Brands Inc. from 2015 until the acquisition by PepsiCo in 2020. Morgan recruited and developed a seasoned sales team that doubled sales under his leadership. He also put together an innovative marketing team that had a strong focus on brand building. As a result, PopCorners successfully rebranded with updated packaging and a fresh, new personality.
Prior to joining BFY Brands, Morgan served as chief sales officer of Snyder’s-Lance Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of snack foods throughout the U.S. and internationally. In this position, he was responsible for leading and managing the company’s revenue with direct store delivery, direct and export sales with revenue approaching $2 billion.
Before joining Snyder’s of Hanover in 2002, Morgan co-founded and launched two successful food and snack companies – Patriot Snacks and before that, Bay State Snacks. At Patriot, he built a strong regional distribution business that he eventually sold to Snyder’s of Hanover. At Bay State Snacks, he launched the Famous Amos cookie line in grocery accounts throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which he eventually sold to President Baking Co. He began his career at The Boston Popcorn Co. where he helped establish and build the company from its inception.
Morgan also served as chairman of SNAC International, the trade association for the snack food industry.
“I am so grateful for Tom’s experienced leadership. This wasn’t easy, but over the past three years he has confidently and compassionately created a positive culture in our organization with consistent professionalism for the benefit of all our associates. We are structured and ready to grow,” said Tricia Warehime, G&S Foods board member.