San Antonio / TX. (ppc) C.H. Guenther + Son Inc. (CHG) announced that Kevin Hunt and Stan McCarthy have joined as senior advisers.
Kevin Hunt brings to CHG more than 45 years of senior management and food industry experience. Most recently, Hunt was the chief executive officer and president of Ralcorp Holdings, the largest private-label food company in North America, with over USD 4 billion in annual sales. He had been with Ralcorp and its predecessor entities for more than 25 years. Previously, Hunt held positions with American Home Products Corporation and Morton-Norwich Products. Additionally, Hunt serves on the board of directors of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Energizer Holdings.
Stan McCarthy comes to CHG with extensive food industry experience. Most recently, McCarthy was the chief executive officer of Kerry Group, a global leader in taste and nutrition. He had been with Kerry for more than 40 years in various finance and management positions. Additionally, McCarthy serves on the board of directors of Ryanair Holdings. McCarthy is a chartered certified accountant.
CHG is based in San Antonio and is a producer of branded and private-label grain-based and other specialty food products. CHG operates out of 21 manufacturing locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. The company is owned by PPC Partners along with management and other co-investors.
Dale Tremblay, CEO of CHG, said, «Kevin and Stan come to us with tremendous experience in the food industry and a wealth of knowledge that will help us to continue to innovate and support our customers. We are thrilled to add individuals with Kevin’s and Stan’s track records of success to the CHG family.»
Tony Pritzker, chairman and CEO of PPC Partners, said, «Stan and Kevin are world-class leaders and respected food industry executives. As business-builders, we are committed to supporting CHG with the resources and talent necessary to provide the best products and service to our customers worldwide. We are fortunate to have Stan and Kevin as partners to help continue to grow CHG.»
About C.H. Guenther + Son: San Antonio-headquartered C.H. Guenther + Son is a privately owned food manufacturer that has delivered high-quality products and «just baked from scratch» flavor for nearly 170 years. Founded in Texas in 1851, the global company employs more than 3,000 people in 21 manufacturing locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. CHG is a leading supplier of value-added grain-based and frozen food products for foodservice clients and select consumer markets. CHG’s well-loved retail brands such as Pioneer, White Wings, Sun-Bird and Cuisine Adventures have been included at family meals for generations.
About PPC Partners: PPC Partners acquires and operates North America-based middle-market companies with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and health care sectors. Led by Tony Pritzker and the former investment and operating professionals of Pritzker Group Private Capital, the firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. PPC Partners builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies.