BLUFFTON, IND. — Mike Kaczynski has joined Pretzels, Inc. as vice-president of sales.
Mr. Kaczynski brings more than 30 years of professional sales experience to his new role at Pretzels. Most recently, he served as the head of U.S. sales with the Evans Food Group, a producer of private label and branded snacks. Before joining Evans Food Group, Mr. Kaczynski was chief sales officer of Rupari Food Services, a private label and branded meat producer. Prior to joining Rupari Food Services, he held sales and leadership positions with Hostess Brands, American Italian Pasta Co., The Dial Corp. and Nestle.
Mr. Kaczynski received a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
“We are excited to welcome Mike to the Pretzels team as we continue to invest in great people,” said Greg Pearson, chief executive officer of Pretzels. “Mike brings a wealth of experience leading and building sales teams, and his extensive knowledge of branded and private label products will help us identify new opportunities to accelerate growth.”
Mr. Kaczynski joins a growing leadership team at Pretzels that is currently executing a 120,000-square-foot expansion of its existing Plymouth facility. Founded in 1978, Pretzels, Inc. is a manufacturer of pretzels and extruded snack products. Based in Bluffton with an additional facility in Plymouth, Ind., the company manufactures and distributes traditional, peanut butter filled, flavored, seasonal, and gluten-free pretzels, as well as extruded snack products.