The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020. Pinneri will succeed Ron Friedman, who has led the company since 2014. Friedman will remain the company’s CEO and managing shareholder.

Before his appointment, Pinneri was executive vice president of Batory’s Specialty Ingredients business, during which time he led the company’s market expansion. For five years before joining Batory Foods, Pinneri was the senior vice president and general manager of the Specialty Foods Division at Tate & Lyle. Early in his career, Pinneri gathered almost 30 years of industry experience with the Coca-Cola Co., holding many general management and strategic roles across the globe, including in Brazil, Germany, Australia, North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

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