Ready Pac’s founder back in the saddle

Dennis Gertmenian is the new chief executive officer, and Jack Davis is the new executive vice president and chief administrative officer of California-based Ready Pac, one of the premier processors of fresh-cut produce.

Gertmenian, Ready Pac founder and board chairman, takes over from Larry Kern, who took early retirement.

Davis had been serving on the Ready Pac board as the chairman of the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee.

Following its merger with Tanimura & Antle’s Salad Time subsidiary in 2004, Ready Pac upgraded its supply network, resulting in four strategically dispersed plants, each with increased capacity and capabilities to better serve retail and foodservice customers nationally.

“I am pleased to be back at the helm of the company that I founded nearly 40 years ago,” says Gertmenian.

Davis has been a director of Ready Pac since 1999. In 2005, he retired from Ventura Foods LLC, a $2 billion food processing company, where he had served as president and CEO since 1979.

“I have always been proud to be a part of Ready Pac’s success and am now eager to take on added responsibilities to fully realize Ready Pac’s potential in the marketplace,” he says.

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