Michael Foods taps Johnson as president

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNETONKA, MINN. — Michael Foods, Inc., a diversified food processor and distributor of egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products, named David S. Johnson as president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer-elect. Mr. Johnson, 50, most recently was president of Kraft Foods North America, where he spent 20 years, and previously worked at R.J.R. Nabisco.

"We are delighted to have an executive of Dave Johnson’s caliber join us," said Gregg A. Ostrander, chairman and c.e.o. "Dave’s record as an executive in the food industry is outstanding. I look forward to working with Dave as we chart the future growth of Michael Foods."

Michael Foods, Inc.’s principal subsidiaries include M. G. Waldbaum Co., Papetti’s Hygrade Egg Products, Inc., Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Co. and Northern Star Co.

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