ST. LOUIS — Terry McDaniel, former president and chief executive officer of Inventure Foods, Inc., has been named c.e.o. of Ronnoco Coffee L.L.C., a coffee roaster and specialty beverage solutions provider. Mr. McDaniel was president and c.e.o. of Inventure — which was recently acquired by Utz Quality Foods, L.L.C. — for the past 11 years.
Mr. McDaniel brings to Ronnoco more than 30 years of food and beverage industry experience. Before Inventure, he held roles at Wise Foods, Häagen-Dazs, Nestle and Tropicana Products.
Ronnoco Coffee, jointly owned by Huron Capital Partners and Ronnoco management, roasts, blends, grinds, packages and distributes premium coffee and teas under five primary brands: Ronnoco, Seattle Roast, Wild Horse Creek, Henderson and Camellia. The company also provides beverages such as cappuccino, hot chocolate and smoothies as well as coffee-related products and equipment, including cups, flavoring syrups and condiments. Ronnoco supplies products directly to customers as well as through a network of third-party distributors throughout more than 30 states.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to expand and grow the Ronnoco specialty beverage business throughout the country,” Mr. McDaniel said. “Ronnoco has an excellent reputation with its customers and consumers for providing high-quality products supported with excellent service. I look forward to working together with the leadership team, board and Huron Capital in providing a path forward to seize on the opportunities in the high-growth beverage segments. I feel fortunate to be a part of Ronnoco’s rich heritage and to have a chance to work with such a dedicated and talented group.”