Snyder’s-Lance has announced that Carl E. Lee, Jr., president and CEO, has retired after 12 years of service to the company. Brian J. Driscoll, former president and CEO of Diamond Foods and a current director of Snyder’s-Lance, has agreed to step in as interim CEO.
“On behalf of the entire Snyder’s-Lance organization, the board of directors would like to thank Carl for his many contributions to the company, and welcome Brian into his new role,” said James Johnston, chairman of the board. “We see great potential in the strategic direction of the company, and are excited to have access to Brian’s talent and experience to bring the company to the next level of performance.”
Driscoll has more than 35 years of experience in the food industry having served most recently as the president and CEO of Diamond Foods until its acquisition by Snyder’s-Lance in February 2016. The company has announced that it will launch a national search for a permanent replacement for Lee.