Joseph Ennen was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company on April 1, 2019. Mr. Ennen joined the Company from Columbus Manufacturing, a food processing company specializing in artisanal salami and other prepared delicatessen meats, where he served as President and CEO from early 2015 until its sale to Hormel Foods in December 2017. Before joining Columbus Manufacturing, Mr. Ennen was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Own Brands at Safeway, Inc., a leading supermarket chain, from 2009-2015. Prior to Safeway, Mr. Ennen spent four years as an executive at PepsiCo/Frito Lay Division, including Group Vice President, Innovation, and Vice President Marketing, Core Brands. Previously, Mr. Ennen held various leadership roles and general management, marketing, and finance positions with ConAgra Foods, Kellogg's Company, and General Mills.
Mr. Ennen graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in business (Finance and Marketing majors) and an MBA (with concentrations in Marketing and Corporate Strategy) from the University of Michigan.