Turkey Hill, a manufacturer and distributor of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks for the retail, foodservice, and alternative channels, has appointed Tim Hopkins as CEO. He succeeds John Cox, who will continue to work closely with the company as its newly appointed chairman of the board of directors.
Hopkins joins Turkey Hill with more than 35 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, most recently serving as CEO of ice cream novelties business PLM Operations, the parent company of La Michoacana. Previously, Hopkins spent 17 years within the Friendly’s Ice Cream organization, most recently as the company’s president and general manager. His other prior experiences include leadership positions at Dannon, Bestfoods, and Pillsbury.
“Turkey Hill has a leading reputation in the industry within both branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks, providing best-in-class products and service to its blue-chip customers and valued consumers,” said Hopkins. “I am thrilled to join the company as CEO and look forward to collaborating with the team to grow Turkey Hill’s presence nationwide. I thank John for his leadership of the organization through the company’s significant growth in recent years and look forward to working closely with him to continue Turkey Hill’s exciting growth in the future.”