CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor has appointed Peter Laport as president and chief executive officer of Bakkavor USA.
Bakkavor produces more than 5,500 varieties of fresh-prepared foods: packaged meals, sandwiches, hummus/dips, pizza, bread and more. Laport plans on further expanding the company’s offerings in upcoming years. With a focus on fresh, convenient and healthy foods, Bakkavor provides products across private label & branded products within retailers and foodservice operators throughout the United States.
"The next three to five years are about significant growth and innovation at Bakkavor USA,” said Laport. “I’m energized to build upon the momentum set by my US predecessor and collaborate with Agust Gudmundsson in the UK to expand our reach, bring new product concepts to retail and foodservice customers, and reinforce Bakkavor as both a best-in-class global employer and provider of convenient farm-to-fork cuisine.”
Laport most recently served at the chief supply chain officer and executive vice president of Revlon Inc., where he led the transformation of the global supply chain and manufacturing operations supporting 150 countries. He’s also served in leadership roles at Ready Pac Foods, PepsiCo, Nestle and Dunkin’ Donuts. Collectively, Laport has over 30 years of industry experience.
"Bakkavor USA is in a good position, but I believe we have the opportunity to get better every single day by empowering and equipping our leaders at all levels of the business to drive us forward by executing at an extremely high standard,” said Laport. “We flawlessly balance premium with healthy convenience and I’m optimistic about our goals for identifying more geographies around the country for our fresh prepared meals.”