Borden Dairy Company recently announced three additions to its executive team: Joe DePetrillo has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer; Nick Suffredin has been appointed VP of Research and Development, and Brent Fowler has been appointed VP of Operations.
“We are excited to welcome Joe, Nick, and Brent to Borden,” said CEO Tony Sarsam in a press release. “They are all fantastic additions to our growing leadership team. Together we will bring innovation back to Borden and create a new bright future for the company, the brand, and all our wonderful employees, as well as our amazing customers. We can’t wait to get started working together.”
Joe DePetrillo, who holds a degree in Marketing from Villanova University and a Masters in Finance from Bentley College, has over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing with companies such as Nestlé, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, and Johnson & Johnson. He most recently served as VP of Sales at Earthbound Farms. As CMO at Borden Dairy, DePetrillo will be responsible for the creation and implementation of the marketing strategy for Borden, and will be tasked with re-defining Borden’s approach to innovation.
“I am very happy to be joining Borden,” said DePetrillo, “It’s an iconic company that is looking to the future, and I’m excited to rejuvenate this great American brand with innovative new products and communications.”
Sarsam added that, “Joe is a transformational leader with invaluable experience in the packaged goods and dairy space, and we are happy to have him join a team that will lead Borden to this next exciting phase of the company’s life cycle. Joe brings broad skills in driving product innovation, customer service, and people leadership. He will lead an energized campaign that is perfect for the new Borden.”
Nick Suffredin holds a BS in Movement Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MS in Food Science & Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He most recently served as the Director of Research and Development at Post Holdings, and has over a decade of experience in data-based research and development within the food and beverage sector. He has held positions at companies such as Pepsi Co., Post, and Jel Sert. As VP of Research and Development, Suffredin will be responsible for creating new products through rigorous, scientific processes.
“Food is an exciting space,” said Suffredin, “and Borden has so much room to grow in terms of new products. I’m so thrilled to be in an environment that welcomes innovation and looks to the future.”
Sarsam commented that Borden is excited for Nick to join the company in this crucial role.
“Borden has real opportunities to introduce new products, and we are happy that Nick will help lead those important efforts,” Sarsam continued. “Nick’s background in health and wellness, as well as nutrition, can help us deliver the healthy products our customers are looking for.”
Brent Fowler comes to Borden after 27 years at Frito-Lay, where he held a number of key leadership positions, both within the plants and at the corporate level. Most recently, he served as the senior director of the Dallas metro area supply chain. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from CSU Fresno. As VP of Operations, Fowler will be responsible for supporting and guiding Borden’s field manufacturing efforts, and all plant operations leaders will report to him.
“Borden has great opportunities,” said Fowler, “I’m excited to be working here to make sure our customers are happy, our manufacturing sites work as well as they possibly can, and our amazing field teams get the right support.”
Sarsam stated that his high-energy, experience in team leadership, and success in managing complex manufacturing operations will be great for Borden.
“We are excited to have him be part of the team that will lead Borden to the next, innovative phase of the company’s life cycle.” Sarsam continued. “Brent can help us drive customer service and people leadership through his commitment to direct, on-the-ground interaction. He will collaborate with local Operations teams to support our strategic vision with the spirit of innovation and positivity that is at the heart of the new Borden.”
Congratulations to Joe, Nick, and Brent, on these new positions!