Jeffrey A. Atkins served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACH Food Companies, Inc., a Memphis, TN food manufacturer, distributor and marketer, from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. He worked as a private investor from 2001 until 2003; Chief Financial Officer of Springs Industries, Inc., a Fort Mill, SC manufacturer and distributor of textile home furnishings from 1999 until 2001; and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Pete’s Brewing Company, a Palo Alto, CA craft-beer brewer and marketer from 1997 until 1998. He held various positions including Vice President of Corporate Planning (1995-1996) at The Quaker Oats Co., a Chicago, Illinois food and beverage marketer and manufacturer, from 1977 to 1996. He serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Stratas Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of edible oils.
Peter P. Brubaker has been the President of Hammer Creek Enterprises LLC, a private investment and financial advisory firm, since 2005. In 2005, Mr. Brubaker retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susquehanna Media Co., a radio broadcasting and cable television company. He served as Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. from 1980 until 1995 and worked as a commercial banker for Mellon Bank, N.A. from 1974 until 1977. Mr. Brubaker served as a member of the board of directors of Snyder’s until December 2010 when he was elected to the Company’s board of directors in connection with the merger. Mr. Brubaker also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
C. Peter Carlucci, Jr. has been a member of the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC since 1989. Mr. Carlucci is the managing partner of CPC Partnership, a real estate investment partnership. From 2005 until 2007, he served as a director of Sigma Coatings USA, Inc. and a managing director of Sigma Coatings USA, B.V., producers of industrial coatings. Mr. Carlucci was a director of Snyder’s for 30 years from June 1980 until December 2010 when he was appointed to the Company’s board of directors in connection with the merger.
John E. Denton works as a private investor. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Denton was a partner at Maloney, Mitchell and Denton, a commercial real estate firm specializing in planned unit developments and mixed use communities. He has worked as a Division Manager at Proctor and Gamble Food Products, President of Hanover Foods, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New World Pasta. Mr. Denton also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Snyder’s from 1992 to February 2000. Mr. Denton served as a member of the board of directors of Snyder’s until December 2010 when he was elected to the Company’s board of directors in connection with the merger.
Brian J. Driscoll was appointed to the Company’s board of directors on February 29, 2016 in connection with the Company’s acquisition of Diamond. Mr. Driscoll previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond and was a member of the Diamond board of directors from May 2012 to February 2016. Prior to joining Diamond, from June 2010 to March 2012, Mr. Driscoll was Chief Executive Officer of Hostess Brands, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2012. From 2002 to June 2010, he held senior management positions at Kraft Foods, Inc., including as President, Sales, Customer Service and Logistics, Kraft North America from 2007 to June 2010. Mr. Driscoll joined Kraft Foods, Inc. as a result of Kraft’s acquisition of Nabisco, where he worked from 1995 to 2002, first as President of Sales and Integrated Logistics and later as the Senior Vice President, Biscuit Sales and Customer Service. Earlier in his career, Mr. Driscoll held sales and sales management positions of increasing responsibility at Nestlé USA and Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Driscoll holds a B.S. degree from St. John’s University.
Lawrence V. Jackson has served as a Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, since 2008. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Procurement from 2006 to 2007 and as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer from 2004 to 2006 for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Mr. Jackson served as President and Chief Operations Officer of Dollar General Stores, Inc. from 2003 to 2004. From 1997 to 2003, he served as Senior Vice President, Supply Operations for Safeway, Inc. Mr. Jackson served PepsiCo, Inc. for 16 years from 1981 to 1997 in various capacities including serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Operations for PepsiCo Foods. Mr. Jackson began his career as a Consultant for McKinsey & Co. Mr. Jackson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Harvard College. He has served as a Director of Assurant, Inc. (insurance) since 2009.
James W. Johnston has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonemarker Enterprises, Inc., a Mooresville, NC consulting and investment company, since 1996. He was the Vice Chairman of RJR Nabisco, Inc., a Winston-Salem, NC diversified manufacturer of consumer products from 1995 until 1996; Chairman of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Worldwide from 1993 until 1996; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. from 1989 until 1996.
David C. Moran is a consumer packaged goods industry veteran with 35 years of experience. Most recently he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Heinz North America. Mr. Moran led all aspects of the business: marketing, sales, finance, research and development, human resources, operations and supply chain. Over the course of two assignments spanning 11 years, he successfully led 85% of Heinz’s world-wide businesses, including Heinz Europe while living in London. He joined Heinz in 1998, after a 15 year career at The Clorox Company. Mr. Moran started his career at Procter & Gamble in 1980. He has had extensive board experience across public and private companies including his current companies, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company—a Carlyle Company, and South Beach Diet—a Mid Ocean Company, where he also serves as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Moran is a graduate of the University of Louisville, the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business Executive Education Program and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Dan C. Swander has been an Operating Partner of Swander Pace Capital, an equity investment firm specializing in consumer products and related industries in San Francisco, CA since 2006. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Method Products, Inc., a San Francisco, CA marketer of household cleaning and personal care products, from 2008 until 2009; Executive Vice President of Basic American Foods, Inc., a Walnut Creek, CA food manufacturing company from 2004 until 2005; President and Chief Operating Officer of International Multifoods Corporation, a Minnetonka, MN food manufacturing company, from 2001 until 2004; and Chairman and Director of Swander Pace & Company, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the food, beverage and packaged goods industries in San Francisco, CA, from 1987 until 2001.
Isaiah Tidwell has worked as a private investor since 2005. He was the Georgia Wealth Management, Director, Executive Vice President – Wachovia Bank, N.A. in Atlanta, GA from 2001 until 2005; President of Georgia Banking – Wachovia Bank, N.A. in Atlanta, GA from 1999 until 2001; and Executive Vice President and Southern/Western Regional Executive of Wachovia Bank, N.A. from 1996 until 1999. In addition, Mr. Tidwell earned a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Central University and an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management of Wake Forest University. He is a Director of Lincoln National Corporation and previously served as a Director of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.
Patricia A. Warehime worked as an occupational therapist at the Lincoln Intermediate Unit Preschool Program in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the board of directors of Capital Blue Cross Insurance Company and is a member of the board of trustees of Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. In addition, she has been recognized as a governance fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Warehime served as a member of the board of directors of Snyder’s until December 2010 when she was appointed to the Company’s board of directors in connection with the merger.