MARSHALL, MINN. — Tony Puri has been named executive vice-president of SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc., a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Co. He succeeds Doug Olsem, who has been named to a newly created position leading Schwan’s sourcing, Contract Sales Partner business, travel and real estate teams.
In his new role, Mr. Puri will be responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company’s manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. He also will serve on the company’s executive leadership team.
Mr. Puri has more than 30 years of food industry experience, most recently as vice-president of global manufacturing for CSM Bakery Solutions, where he was responsible for the overall operations of 34 manufacturing facilities and quality and engineering teams worldwide. Prior to CSM, he worked in leadership and general management roles with several global companies, including Cadbury P.L.C., Warner Lambert, Kraft and Mondelez International.
He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemical and chemical engineering from Rutgers University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration, marketing and finance from Rockford College in Illinois.“Tony is a proven leader and has tremendous experience in the successful operations of manufacturing facilities throughout the world,” said Dimitrios Smyrnios, chief executive officer of Schwan’s. “Our entire team is looking forward to working with him to deliver world-class service to our customers and increase our capacity for growth.”