Williams Foods, Inc., has promoted George Young to president.

Mr. Young, formerly executive vice president, will oversee all company operations, including the manufacturing, distributing and marketing of a variety of specialty food brands. Conrad Hock, Jr., the company's owner, previously served as president. Hock remains chairman, CEO and sole owner.

"This appointment is a result of our tremendous growth, particularly over the last five years, of which George has been an integral part," Hock, Jr., said. "We have grown our core brands, added new brands through the purchase of companies, and have continued expanding our distribution throughout the country. Our future prospects are exciting. Appointing George as president helps ensure we will stay on the right course."

Williams Foods is a $70 million food manufacturer with brands that include Williams Seasonings and Sauce Mixes, Country Store Instant Soups and Instant Mashed Potatoes, SunBird Oriental Seasonings, Wolferman's English Muffins, and Wagner Gourmet Teas, Spices, Preserves, Mustards, Dessert Sauces and Marinades. The company currently operates two manufacturing sites: a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with a separate 130,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, Kan.; and a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Ivyland, Penn.