BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rich Products Corporation has announced appointments of Ray Burke and Jack Kilgore as Co-Leaders of U.S./Canada Region in a company’s effort to support new strategic global realignment.
“As highly respected members of the industry, Ray and Jack bring a wealth of expertise to their expanded leadership roles for our U.S./Canada Division,” said Richard Ferranti, executive vice-president and COO, Rich Products Corporation.
“I am confident that Rich’s will reap great rewards from these strong leaders, who have earned the trust and respect of our shareholders, customers and fellow associates.”
Burke’s tenure at Rich’s began in 1981 in the company’s management development program. He was named vice-president of Sales and Marketing for Rich’s In-Store Bakery Division in 1992 and five years later was promoted to president of that division. In 2008, Burke added another leadership position to his role when he became president of Rich’s Foodservice Division.
Kilgore, a 33-year veteran of Rich’s, began his career with Rich’s in 1978 when he became a Sales and Marketing administrator, acting as the liaison between the company’s senior leaders in Buffalo, N.Y., and the Consumer Brands Division located on St. Simons Island, Ga. After serving in the roles of Regional, Division and National Sales Manager, Kilgore was named president of the Consumer Brands Division in 2004.
Recently, the Company has repositioned itself from dual business group structure – North America and International – to one global organization consisting of five regional businesses: Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East, Latin America, South Africa, and U.S./Canada. The U.S./Canada region is comprised of five divisions: Foodservice, In-Store Bakery, Consumer Brands, Ingredients, and Canada.