SOURCE: Little Lady Foods

Little Lady Foods

April 28, 2009 07:00 ET

Rapidly Growing Little Lady Foods Announces Two New Vice Presidents

Additions Underscore Company's Continued Commitment to Outstanding Quality, Consistent Food Safety and a Rewarding Workplace

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Little Lady Foods, a leading national manufacturer of stone-fired pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, wraps and other premium and custom products for the foodservice and retail industry, today announced the addition of two senior managers to its team. Brian Demos, PhD, joins Little Lady Foods as Vice President for Research & Development and Technical Services and Heather Ronnow will lead Human Resources as its new Vice President.

Heather Ronnow, a noted speaker, attorney and expert in employee relations and change management in both manufacturing and service environments, joins Little Lady from Rexam Beverage Can where she oversaw HR functions across 19 plants. Prior to that, Ronnow held senior positions at Aramark Uniform Services and the Keebler Company.

Demos, a veteran of ConAgra Foods and Armour Swift-Eckrich, brings a wealth of culinary, technical and operational experience to Little Lady Foods and will play a key role in assuring the Company's continued reputation for manufacturing the highest quality, safest and most innovative food products.

According to Dan Scales, Chief Executive Officer of Little Lady Foods, "The additions of Brian and Heather to the Little Lady team ensures the Company will continue its strong performance and growth while delivering outstanding quality and consistent food safety to our customers and a safe, rewarding workplace for our employees."

"Brian has led large R&D and technical teams, successfully developing and commercializing numerous fresh and frozen food products, while Heather has been instrumental in developing talent, promoting and recruiting for diversity and leading negotiations. Their combined experience complements our flexibility and strength, as we grow our Company and our product offerings in support of customer needs and emerging consumer trends."

About Little Lady Foods

Little Lady Foods is a leading manufacturer of custom-made specialty foods to the foodservice and retail industries. The Company makes premium pizzas (including kid-sized pizzas), and gourmet sandwiches that include breakfast sandwiches, paninis, and wrap-style sandwiches, for restaurants, and retail operators. Little Lady Foods also provides custom product design, creation, and marketing services for private-label customers. Founded in 1961, privately-held Little Lady Foods has a deep foundation in developing and bringing to market innovative on-trend products.

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