Ready Pac Foods Appoints Peter Laport as Chief Operating Officer
IRWINDALE, CA - Ready Pac Foods, Inc. is changing up its operations leadership, appointing Chief Supply Chain Officer Peter Laport to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The move, the company said, is part of its plan to further strengthen and focus itself for continued rapid growth.
Laport joined Ready Pac Foods in 2014 as Chief Supply Chain Officer, responsible for company-wide, end-to-end operations leadership of the company’s 24 hour/seven days a week supply chain, according to a press release. In that role, Laport had 85 percent of the Ready Pac Foods employee population under his purview, successfully managing all operations functions from harvest to customer delivery.
“As Ready Pac Foods continues to grow, it is critical for us to stay laser-focused on making certain core activities are as efficient and effective as possible,” said CEO Tony Sarsam. “In this role, Pete will be able to accelerate his focus on ensuring our people, facilities, and operations processes are ready for the next generation of operational excellence at Ready Pac Foods.”
Laport brings a versatile background in leadership to this newest position, having served Dunkin Brands as its Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing and supporting 18,000 store locations in 60 countries. During that time, he focused on innovation, commercialization, efficient manufacturing, and supply chain optimization.
Prior to Dunkin Brands, he held a 15-year tenure at Nestlé USA, where he held various supply chain leadership roles throughout the United States, and has led Quality Systems for PepsiCo.
As Ready Pac Foods’ new COO, Laport will focus on oversight of all operating units:
- Quality and Food Safety
- Environmental Health & Safety
The company cited the above functions as driving Ready Pac Foods’ business, and are increasingly important with increased demand and future operations.
Congratulations to Ready Pac Foods and its new COO on this latest chapter in growth.