WESTLAKE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sugar Foods Corporation (“Sugar Foods”), a food company serving prominent foodservice, grocery, retail and restaurant brands, today announced that Joe Metzger, an experienced retail and consumer packaged goods sector leader, has been named senior advisor.
In this position, Mr. Metzger will support the company’s management team, led by CEO Marty Wilson and President Andrea Brule, in its strategic growth efforts. Mr. Metzger will focus on identifying and pursuing acquisition opportunities, while helping to optimize the company’s supply chain and operations.
“I am thrilled to join the Sugar Foods team to support this impressive company’s continued growth and innovation,” said Mr. Metzger. “Sugar Foods has built a trusted reputation through its customer-first approach and focus on product quality. I look forward to working closely with Marty, Andrea and the team at Sugar Foods to explore the exciting new chapter ahead.”
“Joe’s 30+ years of experience in consumer packaged goods will be incredibly valuable to Sugar Foods as we focus increasingly on growth and expansion,” said Marty Wilson, CEO of Sugar Foods. “With Joe’s partnership, Sugar Foods will be even better positioned to deliver on our long-term priorities while enhancing our robust operational infrastructure.”
“Pritzker Private Capital is thrilled to welcome Joe to the PPC and Sugar Foods families,” said Chris Brickman, Operating Partner at PPC. “Joe’s perspective, experience and industry relationships will be invaluable as the company identifies new organic and acquisition growth opportunities and continues to strengthen its reputation as leader in the food and beverage space.”
Mr. Metzger joins Sugar Foods from Walmart following his retirement in February 2023 after a 35-year career in end-to-end supply chain roles. At Walmart, he oversaw the company’s national supply chain as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Operations. Previously, he acted as Senior Vice President of Kellogg Company’s North America Supply Chain. Mr. Metzger began his career at Kraft Foods at the factory level and held several managerial roles before leading multiple divisions as Vice President of Supply Chain. He has held several Board of Director roles, including with the National FFA Organization’s Executive Sponsors Board of Directors and the Springfield, Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce, as Chairman elect.
About Sugar Foods Corporation
Sugar Foods Corporation is a multinational food products company serving all segments of the marketplace – foodservice, retail, specialty and quick-service outlets. Founded in New York City in 1948, Sugar Foods’ brands include Fresh Gourmet, Mrs. Cubbison and N’Joy, along with private label and licensed products, and the company is a leader in producing crunchy toppings, croutons, beverage ingredients, pizza toppings and more products beloved by consumers. Sugar Foods has won numerous industry awards for product innovation, operational excellence and customer service. Backed by more than 1,400 employees, Sugar Foods operates five facilities across the United States and Mexico. For more information, visit sugarfoods.com.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm's differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.