FoodChain ID Group have made the exciting announcement that, in connection with its succession planning, Brad Riemenapp has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and will be joining the Company in October, 2017.
Mr. Riemenapp succeeds Ken Ross, who is stepping into a strategic advisory role after 11 years of service as CEO.
“Helping build FoodChain ID into an international leader in food safety solutions has been the highlight of my career and I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished,” said Mr. Ross.
“With FoodChain ID entering its next phase of growth, both by adding new food safety services and scale in international operations, I believe that now is the right time for the Company to make this planned leadership transition.
“I am confident that Brad’s operational expertise and commercial leadership experience provide a good foundation to continue driving the execution of the Company’s strategy.”
To add to this, Ken Ross will remain with the company in a strategic advisory role.
He says: “I look forward to continuing to assist FoodChain ID in key strategic areas including, among others, our work with the Non-GMO Project and the ProTerra Foundation, as well as our emerging supply chain management business.”
Mr Riemenapp, who previously led the Food Solutions Division of Convance, Inc., serving as Global Vice President and General Manager, says: “FoodChain ID is a true leader in the food safety industry and it is an honor to join this talented and committed team,”
“I appreciate the role Ken played in helping transform the Company from a small business into a multinational, market-leading business at the forefront of the rapidly evolving food safety industry.
“With the demand for food safety services on the rise, I am truly excited about the opportunities that we have in front of us.”