US foodservice supplier Golden State Foods has announced a number of changes to its top management structure in an attempt to accelerate its global growth strategy.

The California-based food manufacturer and distributor – which has supplied fast food giant McDonald’s for more than 65 years – said its new structure is focused on global operations, sustainability and innovation.

Bob Wolpert, corporate senior vice president and president, logistics will move into the role of corporate senior vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer, with a brief to focus on innovation and strategic planning.

Brian Dick, corporate senior vice president and president, global liquid products, has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and president, global manufacturing, while Dr Wayne Morgan, corporate vice president and president, protein group has been promoted to corporate vice president and president, protein and sustainability.

Ryan Hammer, corporate vice president and president, logistics group, will take on additional responsibilities, including the leadership of all of logistics for the company, while Ed Rodriguez, corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and chief human resources officer. 

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Mark Wetterau, Golden State Foods’ chairman and chief executive officer, said: “As GSF continually strives to meet and exceed our customers’ global businesses and lead out in the food industry, we continue to assess our talent and evolve our organisational structure.

“As such, we’re pleased to announce several strategic changes to our operations and executive teams, who will lead the way in global manufacturing, logistics, sustainability, innovation and culture.”

Established in 1947, Golden State Foods services more than 120,000 stores in more than 40 countries on five continents.