Berner Food and Beverage LLC, a leading private label and contract manufacturing supplier of quality food and beverage products, announced the appointment of Kirby J. Harris as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Kurt Seagrist, Chief Executive Officer, Berner said, “As we continue to expand our position as a leading supplier serving the food and beverage industry, it was critical for us to further expand our organization’s commercial management. We are excited to have Kirby Harris join us in this new role at Berner and are confident that his leadership in the industry at leading packaged goods companies will be a huge asset to the Berner organization and our valued customer partners.”
As CCO, Harris will lead Berner’s commercial organization and ensure that key departments such as Commercial Organization, Marketing, Research and Development, and Customer Service collaborate together as Berner strives to meet and exceed operational excellence with flexible, tailored solutions for all customers.
Harris has extensive co-manufacturing and project management experience. He joins Berner from CSM Bakery Solutions where he was Vice President of North American Sales and also spent several years as Vice President of Trade. Prior to that, Harris served as Senior Director for Shearer Foods, spent six years at Wrigley and ten years at Hershey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Graceland University and a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
For more information on Berner Food & Beverage, please visit www.bernerfoods.com.