Freshway Foods Names Devon Beer New President and Chief Operating Officer
SIDNEY, OH – Freshway Foods has announced the appointment of Devon Beer as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Beer will be taking charge of the day-to-day operations of both Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, leading the execution of their strategic plans, including revenue growth and expense control initiatives.
“Devon has brought a set of standards, guiding principles, and disciplines to Freshway that have been a significant part of our growth and success during these past 14 years,” said Co-Owner Frank Gilardi. “During his time at Freshway, Devon has filled a role well beyond that of his official duties. I have confidence in his abilities and his commitment to serve our values, mission and vision as we move forward.”
Frank and his fellow Freshway Owner, Phil Gilardi, are confident that Devon will be more than up to the challenges of his new position, leaving them free to further pursue the significant growth the company has enjoyed in the previous few years. Going forward, Frank and Phil will focus on the company's strategic planning, developing key customer and supplier relationships, and exploring new business opportunities for continuous improvement and growth.
“What will not change is our focus on providing value to our customers and a positive work environment for our associates,” said Gilardi. “Devon will be supported during this transition by our team of over 400 associates, all of whom are dedicated to the success of the company.”
According to a press release, Beer is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He first joined Freshway Foods in 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer.
Congratulations on the new position, Devon!