Press Release

READY PAC STRENGTHENS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sally Erickson, CFO, ReadyPac
Tim Clark, CHRO, ReadyPack
Peter Laport, CSCO, ReadyPac
Mike Murray, GC, ReadyPac
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Posted 5/19/14

RI-based firm conducts search

Irwindale, California (May 15, 2014) – Ready Pac Foods, Inc., a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, announces the expansion of its executive leadership team. Recently appointed CEO Tony Sarsam bolstered the team’s talent as he leads the company into a new chapter of transformation with greater emphasis on a strong performance culture, lean operations, and innovative product development. The Executive Team welcomes:

Sally Erickson, Chief Financial Officer

Tim Clark, Chief Human Resources Officer

Peter Laport, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Michael Murray, Chief General Counsel

Ready Pac is in a unique position to serve the increasing demands of its customers and enhance its place in the market. The revitalized bench strength enables the company to turn up its intensity and pace in order to meet aggressive growth objectives and fulfill Tony’s vision to create a powerhouse leadership team with unique food experience.

When Tony was hired in October 2013, he was well respected for his expertise in consumer packaged goods and impressive track record of managing within a world class operation such as Nestlé, Dreyer’s and Frito-Lay. It comes as no surprise that after listening, observing, and getting to know the business, he decided to surround himself with a group of individuals with equally strong and diverse qualifications. The newly appointed team-members bring proven performance within esteemed organizations like PepsiCo, Dunkin Brands, and Sealy Corporation.

Ready Pac collaborated with retained executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc. in the selection of Sally, Tim, Peter, and Michael. “I called Kevin O’Neill whom I knew from previous engagements at Nestlé and Dreyer’s. His team engaged quickly, connected with our culture, helped articulate our vision, and brought us a group of A-players who are starting a transformation,” said Tony Sarsam, Ready Pac CEO. “The firm has deep expertise in consumer goods, food & beverage, and supply chain, bringing added value to the search process. We now have the right people working together and are already seeing a positive impact on our culture, productivity, and profitability.”

O’Neill Consulting Group’s CEO Kevin O’Neill commented, “We knew these were pivotal roles for Ready Pac’s next level of success, so we set out to recruit transformers – the type of people whose passion and talent is changing the game and ‘building the bicycle while they ride it.’ The winning momentum at Ready Pac is only growing as the excitement builds around their newly added A-team.”

About Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

California based Ready Pac, is a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, including fresh- cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac manufactures a complete range of value-added products featuring fresh produce and protein. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking, complete meals and prepared foods that are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com.

About O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc.

O'Neill Consulting Group is a client-centered, retained executive search firm that delivers high- impact talent solutions to clients worldwide. Specialties include Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Private Equity with emphasis on finance, operations, human resources, supply chain & logistics, and general management. The firm is headquartered in South Kingstown, RI and has offices in Boston, Dallas, Research Triangle Park, London, and Shanghai. To learn more, visit www.oneillconsulting.com.

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