Pipeline Foods, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO, and regenerative food and feed, has appointed Anthony Sepich as chief executive officer. Sepich will succeed interim chief executive officer Robert Hodgen, who will continue in his role as managing director of private equity with AMERRA Capital Management as well as in his role on the board of managers for Pipeline Holdings.
“We are thrilled to have Anthony join the team,” said Eric Jackson, founder and chairman of Pipeline Foods. “His extensive specialty commodity experience, both domestically and internationally, will play a critical role in helping us grow our business and continue to be a leader in the organic and specialty space. His track record of cultivating robust and lasting relationships with customers, partners, and employees alike, as well as his dedication to the integrity of the food system, make him a perfect fit to lead the charge in upholding the values of Pipeline Foods in all of the business that we do.”
Sepich has served in executive roles focused on serving the needs of customers in the grains, oilseeds, salt, cocoa, and chocolate industries for over 20 years, including a more than five-year post in Austria focusing on European corn milling products.
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