Rich Products Corp. has transitioned from a dual business group structure to one global organization consisting of five regional businesses: Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East, Latin America, South Africa and United States/Canada.
As part of the transition, the North America Business Group has become the U.S./Canada region, which will be co-led by Ray Burke, president of the foodservice and in-store bakery division; and Jack Kilgore, president of the consumer brands division. The U.S./Canada Region is made up of five divisions: foodservice, in-store bakery, consumer brands, ingredients and Canada. Burke will continue to lead these businesses, while also overseeing Rich’s ingredients division. Kilgore will oversee the Canada division while continuing to have primary accountability for consumer brands as well as global quality function.
Regional steering teams also have been formed to drive customer-focused plans in all areas where Rich’s operates. Burke and Kilgore will co-lead the U.S./Canada team overseeing governance of the region.
Burke’s tenure at Rich’s began in 1981 in the company’s management development program. He was named vice president of sales and marketing for Rich’s in-store bakery division in 1992, and was promoted to president of that division five years later. In 2008, Burke became president of the foodservice division.
Kilgore, a 33-year veteran of Rich’s, started as sales and marketing administrator. After serving in the roles of regional, division and national sales manager, Kilgore was named president of the consumer brands division in 2004.