ROCHELLE PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PANOS Brands, LLC (“PANOS”), a provider of branded consumer foods, has named Darcy Zbinovec to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Zbinovec has over 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged (CPG) industry.
Prior to joining PANOS, Ms. Zbinovec served as Chief Executive Officer for Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the US division for Ehrmann AG. Prior to Ehrmann, Ms. Zbinovec served as CEO for Among Friends, LLC, a startup natural baking mix company, strategically positioning the brand into national grocery and retail chains. Ms. Zbinovec’s diverse background includes experience with large CPG’s like ConAgra Foods and Sara Lee Corporation, as well as smaller companies such as Kahiki Foods, a manufacturer of Asian frozen foods.
“Darcy’s experience implementing a culture of innovation in a wide variety of food businesses as well as managing multiple transformations will be an immediate asset for the PANOS brand,” said Mike Foisy, Chairman of PANOS’s Board of Directors and Lead Operations Partner for HKW, Inc., which acquired PANOS in 2016. “The Board is confident PANOS will benefit from Darcy’s proven CPG track record and commitment to fostering growth.”
“PANOS has a number of brands with great history and a clear upward trajectory,” said Ms. Zbinovec. “I am excited to partner with the PANOS and HKW teams to build off the company’s success and develop a strong future for these terrific brands.”
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Ms. Zbinovec received a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School. She currently resides in Amherst, MA, with her husband and has two grown children.
About PANOS brands
PANOS brands is a consumer food products company that manages a unique portfolio of shelf-stable and perishable specialty food brands across multiple categories and channels. PANOS is an acronym that precisely defines the company’s mission to offer Premium, Authentic, Natural, Organic, and Specialty foods throughout the world. True to its namesake — the ancient Greek word for torch — we like to think of our brands as a beacon for consumers who are increasingly demanding a wide spectrum of quality, better-for-you specialty foods. PANOS brands products can be found at most natural, specialty and traditional grocery stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.PANOSbrands.com.