September 23, 2014 |

Little Lady Foods Announces New CEO that will Drive Growth

By Pizza Today


Rick AndersonLittle Lady Foods, the leading contract manufacturer of custom-made frozen food products for the largest retail, food service, CPG brand and private label companies, today has proudly named Rick Anderson as President & CEO, effective immediately. Rick brings more than 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience in brand and private label strategy, marketing and new product development.  His innovative solutions and strong relationships with major retail and foodservice customers will drive growth for Little Lady Foods and its current customers.

“We are very excited about the future of our company,” said John Geocaris, Founder and Chairman of the Board, “He will take our company to the next level.”

Mr. Anderson’s extensive experience includes his role for the past several years as Chief Commercial Officer at Aryzta, a global leader in the specialty frozen bakery sector.  Prior to that, he was Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer at La Brea Bakery, where he was instrumental in successfully growing the company to an internationally recognized brand in both the retail and food service channels.

“I am thrilled to join a market leader with such a strong and talented team,” Anderson said.

Rick Anderson holds a MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

For over 30 years Little Lady Foods, based in Elk Grove Village, IL, has used its industry knowledge and expertise to develop custom, signature food products that provide companies a competitive edge. The company takes pride in understanding the ever-changing marketplace today in order to anticipate customers’ needs for tomorrow. This commitment to excellence results in fine-tuning the product to exceed expectations and distinguish the brand.

All Little Lady Foods USDA facilities are SQF level 3, the highest for food safety and quality.

Contact Margie Crone for more information at 847-631-3535, mcrone@llf.com

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