Hanover, Pennsylvania-based Utz Brands Inc. has announced two promotions to its executive leadership team – Shannan Redclay to EVP, manufacturing, and Chad Whyte to EVP, supply chain.
This announcement reflects the company’s efforts to further strengthen its executive leadership team by adding expertise in manufacturing and supply chain operations to support Utz’s multi-faceted set of growth opportunities.
The promotions to Utz’s executive leadership team include:
- Redcay was previously the SVP, manufacturing. In her new role, Redcay, who joined Utz in April 2015, will continue to drive transformation across Utz’s manufacturing footprint, increasing its capacity to support sales growth while leveraging increased efficiencies. In addition, Redcay will continue to integrate the manufacturing organization into Utz’s integrated business management program. She will also continue to oversee quality assurance, engineering, productivity and innovation.
- Whyte was formerly the SVP, supply chain planning and logistics. In his new role, Whyte, who joined Utz in January 2022, will continue to oversee logistics and Utz’s IBM program, and will also oversee procurement, which plays a role in the supply chain process and IBM program. The Utz IBM program is a capability that sharpens supply and demand planning by connecting our retail partners with an optimized Utz distribution, production and supplier network, delivering improved service across the Utz portfolio of brands.
Both Redcay and Whyte will report directly to Cary Devore, COO. The promotions are effective as of June 21.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added over five million new consumers to our portfolio of brands across virtually all geographies and product sub-categories, while at the same time accelerating repeat purchase rates,” said Cary Devore, chief operating officer.
“Today’s announcement reflects our heightened focus on enhancing our manufacturing and supply chain organizations to support our rapid and unprecedented levels of growth. Shannan and Chad have done a tremendous job building out their organizations while improving our processes and throughput. Their collective efforts have strengthened our ability to support our organic growth and long-term margin expansion opportunities, and I’m confident they will help guide our operations to even greater success.”
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