Gingras new c.o.o. at NutraCea

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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PHOENIX — Leo G. Gingras has been named NutraCea’s new chief operating officer.

Mr. Gingras has more than 20 years of experience in industrial food operations, business and new product development. Most recently he was vice-president of soy processing and technical services as Riceland Foods Inc. Before his position at Riceland Foods, he was research and development manager at Lou Ana Foods Inc.

Mr. Gingras replaces Ike Lynch, who resigned from the position but will remain as a consultant with the company.

"I am extremely pleased to have Mr. Gingras join the NutraCea team," said Bradley Edson, president and chief executive officer. "With his extensive experience in executive management and operations he will be an essential part of our organization’s anticipated growth and future accomplishments."

At Riceland Foods, Mr. Gingras supervised business units with sales of more than $320 million and a workforce of several hundred.

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