SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — C.H. Guenther & Son LLC (CHG), a branded and private-label food manufacturer owned by Pritzker Private Capital, has named Rod Hepponstall as the company’s chief executive officer. 

Hepponstall has more than two decades of senior leadership experience in the consumer product goods industry and has guided retail and foodservice organizations to sustained growth, innovation and operational excellence, according to CHG.

“I am honored to join CHG and continue the company’s strong legacy of exceptional product quality and customer service,” Hepponstall said. “For more than 170 years, CHG has produced remarkable and innovative food products while building a global network of manufacturing capabilities and flexibility. Together with my new CHG colleagues, we will further strengthen the company’s longstanding customer partnerships and take this storied business to the next level.”

Hepponstall has previously worked at the global seafood company High Liner Foods, which earned more than $1 billion in revenues. 

As president, CEO and a board of directors member, Hepponstall led the company through multiple transformation initiatives, consolidated its global supply chain to better position the company for growth, and integrated people, processes and technology across the firm for record adjusted EBITDA in his final full fiscal year, CHG noted. 

Prior to High Liner Foods, Hepponstall held senior foodservice and retail positions at Lamb Weston, Conagra Brands, Grupo Bimbo and Maple Leaf Foods.

Hepponstall’s term as CEO of CHG begins November 6, 2023.