Hearthside Food Solutions, a contract manufacturer and bakery, has announced the promotion of Chuck Metzger to the position of CEO. Founder Rich Scalise will remain active in the business as chairman of the board.

“The addition of Chuck Metzger to our management team has allowed us to execute our long-term succession plan and I am now stepping back from day-to-day leadership to focus my efforts on strategy and M&A as the chairman of the board,” said Scalise. “I am proud of the business we have built over the last 10 years and excited to have such an operationally talented leader in Chuck Metzger to lead Hearthside in this next chapter of growth.”

Metzger brings over 30 years of executive leadership in global food companies. He most recently served as Hearthside’s chief operating officer. Prior to Hearthside, he spent more than five years at Greencore USA and Peacock Foods as chief operating officer. Earlier in his career, Metzger led regional beverage operations for Coca-Cola and spent 23 years at Kraft Foods.

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