Chicago-based Newly Weds Foods Inc. has announced that Charles T. Angell, owner and president, will step down from day-to-day operation of the business. Angell will maintain his seat on the board of directors where he will continue to be involved in strategic planning and helping to steer the business.
“It has been an honor and privilege to lead the company founded by my father, Paul M. Angell. Although I am stepping aside from the daily operating role, I am pleased to continue serving as a board member and owner, helping to oversee Newly Weds’ ongoing growth plans,” Angell said.
“Over the course of my 56-year career with Newly Weds Foods, I have witnessed the company’s evolution, global expansion and its profound contribution to the food industry. Most of all, it has been a pleasure to lead our talented and dedicated team of 5,500 employees around the world. I am immensely proud of how we have upheld the company’s 90-year legacy started by my father, delivering solutions to the food industry. The decision to step aside was a difficult one; however, it is the right time for the company as our organization is delivering strong performance and is well positioned for continued success.”
Brian Johnson will assume the role of president and COO of Newly Weds Foods Inc. Johnson has served as CFO for the past 16 years. He will also remain as chairman of Newly Weds Foods Asia Pacific, the company’s joint venture in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines.
In addition, Jim Chin has been promoted to SVP of sales and marketing. Chin has been with Newly Weds for more than 43 years, and will continue in his role of directing the company’s worldwide sales, marketing and innovation efforts.
“Brian and Jim are trusted leaders and their strategic vision has helped widen Newly Weds’ footprint around the world,” Angell said. “No one is better positioned to lead the company’s continued growth as Newly Weds builds on its strategic initiatives to expand operations in close partnership with our valued customers.”
Tom Angell will serve on the board, further assisting with oversight of the company’s strategic growth initiatives. Tom Angell is the brother of Charles Angell. “Since the start of Newly Weds Foods in 1932, we have remained a family-owned and operated business answering only to the demands of our customers. While we have experienced a great deal of success over the years, I am even more excited for the future of this company,” he said.
Newly Weds recently commenced a comprehensive search to identify the location for a new manufacturing site in the U.S. The company’s complete product portfolio will be represented in this capacity increase including food coatings, seasonings, sauces and functional ingredients.
This is in addition to other growth activity already in progress: the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Kutno, Poland; the expansion of its sauce business in the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom; the start-up of new manufacturing plants in India and China to service the company’s batter, breading and blending segments; and the continued investment in capital expenditures and pursuit of acquisition targets.
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