IRWINDALE, CALIF. — Peter Laport has been promoted to chief operating officer of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle. Mr. Laport was most recently chief supply chain officer for the company. In his new role, Mr. Laport will oversee all operating units, including plants, warehousing, quality and food safety, environmental health and safety, engineering and maintenance.
Mr. Laport joined Ready Pac Foods in 2014 as chief supply chain officer. Prior to Ready Pac, he was vice-president of global supply chain and manufacturing for Dunkin’ Brands Group. Before that, he held various supply chain leadership roles at Nestle USA during his 15-year tenure then and also led quality systems for PepsiCo, Inc.“As Ready Pac Foods continues to grow, it is critical for us to stay laser-focused on making certain core activities are as efficient and effective as possible,” said Tony Sarsam, chief executive officer of Ready Pac Foods. “In this role, Pete will be able to accelerate his focus on ensuring our people, facilities and operations processes are ready for the next generation of operational excellence at Ready Pac Foods.”