Manitowoc, Wisconsin-based Lakeside Foods has appointed Laurie Neff as SVP of sales.
Neff brings 25 years of progressive sales leadership experience in the food industry, spanning private label and branded lines, channel and category development and joint venture management.
“We’re excited to have Laurie on board to lead our sales function,” said Kevin Lien, chief operating officer.
“We believe her strong leadership skills and passion for team development will help us reach new levels of success and enable us to achieve our strategic and financial goals.”
Neff has a master’s degree in business administration and has completed several courses in leadership development. A native of Cincinnati, she will work out of her home office.
About Lakeside Foods
Family-owned Lakeside Foods is a supplier of frozen and canned foods to the retail, foodservice and industrial sectors.
Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, the company has grown to 14 production facilities. The sites produce canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, smoked sausage and hot dogs, canned dry beans, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries.
Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers.
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