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Ann Garner Riddle, Chief Executive Officer of Garner Foods, Announces Retirement

Ann Garner Riddle, Chief Executive Officer of Garner Foods, Announces Retirement


WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Garner Foods, known for its Texas Pete® sauces and Green Mountain Gringo® salsa and tortilla strips, announced the retirement of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ann Garner Riddle. This will be effective December 31, 2024.

Ann Garner Riddle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Garner Foods (Photo credit: Triad Business Journal)"The future of Garner Foods is bright. Our fourth-generation of family members are solidly in place to manage and grow Garner Foods; and they are proudly raising the fifth generation of family members who will one day run the company. In 2029, Garner Foods will celebrate her 100th anniversary. What a joyful time that will be for all of us,” Riddle remarked.

Riddle served as CEO of Garner for 14 years, bringing her total time spent with the company to 53 years. According to a press release, the company flourished under Riddle’s leadership. It expanded its products lines, entered new markets, and solidified its position as a brand leader in the food industry.

Garner Foods has announced the retirement of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ann Garner RiddleShe will remain on the Board of Directors and Advisors along with previously retired members of the Garner family.

In July, the Garner Foods Board of Directors will embark on a search for a new CEO evaluating both internal and external candidates. It was also announced today that Heyward Garner, Chief Operations Officer, will expand his role assuming the position of Chairman of the Board.

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Congratulations to Ann Garner Riddle on this next phase of life.

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