US: Kahiki appoints packaged foods experts to board
Kahiki Foods has appointed consumer packaged goods marketing experts Lynn Clarke and Tammy Katz as advisory members to its board of directors.
"We are pleased to welcome Lynn Clarke and Tammy Katz our board of directors," said Alan Hoover, Kahiki's president and COO. "As we develop our strategic agenda, their accomplished careers, leadership, and expertise in consumer-level marketing will provide valuable insight to the Kahiki brand."
Clarke is currently CEO of MetroKitchen.com, an 11-year-old Internet retailer of upscale brands of cookware, knives, and kitchen accessories, sold directly to consumers. Previously, she spent seventeen years at PepsiCo and General Mills before becoming CEO at two private equity companies.
Katz is CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, a marketing and brand management consulting firm. Katz is a veteran consumer goods marketing executive and has led marketing of major brands, including Miller Lite, Ortho, RoundUp, Enfamil, Boost, Dearfoams, Borden, Titebond, Pathlore, and Ruffles.
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