Kelly Prior, Interim President of Litehouse, will take up his job permanently, the company’s Board of Directors announced. Prior’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will also be joining Litehouse’s Board of Directors to ensure alignment between the company’s overall mission and the day-to-day execution of its strategic priorities.
“Over the past 56 years, Litehouse has built a phenomenal business through best-in-class service and a commitment to excellence,” said Prior upon the announcement. “I could not be more honored to have been chosen to lead such a great company and be the representative for our incredible Employee Owners. I am extremely excited to work closely with our team to continue setting the bar for the CPG industry and writing the next chapter in our company’s rich history.”
Since joining Litehouse in 2002, Prior has had a hand in several parts of the company’s strategy. He became CFO by 2005, Executive Vice President by 2010, and Interim President by 2018. Prior led a number of major initiatives within the company during his tenure, Litehouse said in a press release, most notably overseeing strategic facility and equipment investments. Prior was also instrumental in Litehouse’s transition from a family-owned business to a 100% Employee-Owned company.
“During this dynamic period of transformation we are seeing in the Consumer Packaged Goods space, there is no better individual to lead the go-forward strategy for Litehouse,” said Allen Wright, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Kelly is a proven leader with business vision and a unique ability to bring people together. We are excited to watch Litehouse continue to innovate while maintaining its quality excellence and best-in-class service under Kelly’s leadership.”
Congratulations to Kelly on the well-earned appointment. And keep reading Deli Market News for more on major personnel moves in the industry.