Utz Brands: expands its management team

Hanover / PA. (utz) Utz Brands Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, announced that Mitchell Arends has been appointed EVP, Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer and Cary Devore has been appointed EVP, Chief Operating and Transformation Officer. These appointments, which will be effective November 27, 2023, will enhance the Company’s execution of both short- and long-term objectives, including supply chain optimization and integrated business planning.

«I believe that these appointments will significantly strengthen the Company’s ability to deliver our strategic priorities, unlock further potential and help drive our short- and long-term growth objectives,» said Howard Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of Utz.

As Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer, Arends will oversee all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and planning. He will accelerate Utz’s efforts to optimize its supply chain network and capabilities, leveraging the significant progress the Company has made over the last two years in scaling its productivity program, improving its service levels, and implementing improved processes and capabilities. Utz will provide more detail on its supply chain optimization initiatives, and introduce Arends, at its Investor Day in New York City on December 15, 2023. Arends will report to Howard Friedman, Utz’s Chief Executive Officer.

As Chief Operating and Transformation Officer, Devore will oversee the execution of the Company’s strategic plan priorities, large-scale transformation initiatives, and scaling key enabling capabilities across the Company. An experienced executive with more than seven years at Utz, he is uniquely positioned to lead the Company’s transformation activities given the complexity and long-term impact to the organization. Given the scope of the Company’s strategic plan, it is important to have someone of Devore’s experience, knowledge of the Company, and ability to ensure flawless execution.