Food Brands Say Goodbye to Board Members, Top Execs

Unfortunately, NaturalShrimp is saying goodbye to its former CEO as he has passed. Other food brands are seeing a variety of executives retire or move on to other endeavors.

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Jack in the Box CEO Retires

Starting June 15, Darin Harris will take over as CEO and join the board of directors at Jack in the Box Inc. He comes from more than 25 years in the franchise segment, most recently as CEO of North America aat IWG PLC. He has also worked at major franchise restaurants such as CiCi’s Pizza and Arby’s Restaurant Group, Captain D’s Seafood, Papa John’s Pizza and Qdoba Mexican Grill.

Harris will step into the role as current CEO Lenny Comma retires. Comma has been in the position since 2014 and announced his retirement in December. When Harris takes over, Comma will leave the board as well as the CEO position.

In addition, Jack in the Box has elected David Goebel as the non-executive chairman of the board, also beginning in June.

Publix Welcomes Back Retired VP to its Board

Publix Super Markets is welcoming back retired vice president of Atlanta Joe DiBenedetto to its board of directors as current member Tom Hough retires. DiBenedetto has been with Publix since 1975, starting as front service clerk and moving up through the ranks until his retirement at the end of last year.

From 2011 to 2019, DiBenedetto also served on the Georgia Food Industry Association board.

In March, Publix broke ground on a new North Carolina distribution center. 

VP of Business Development at Rainer Moves to Consulting

Rainer Fruit Co vice president of business development Andy Tudor is leaving the company to pursue other endeavors. He moves on to AT Ag Consulting, where he will provide specialized marketing strategies and other business consulting services.

Tudor leaves Rainier Fruit after eight years with the company, where he helped position it as a leading organic supplier. He is responsible for increasing sales, starting new programs with various corporate retailers and pushing innovative marketing campaigns. He has more than three decades of experience in produce and business development.

Former NaturalShrimp CEO Passes Away

NaturalShrimp is sadly saying farewell to its chairman emeritus Bill Williams, who passed away on April 12. He just recently retired as chairman of the board and CEO.

The board of directors says he was one of the SHMP visionaries and founders and is keeping his family in its thoughts.