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Dave Cowperthwait

Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, David is responsible for driving continuous improvement across Rich’s global supply chain. Key focus areas include global functional leadership of logistics, engineering, customer service and manufacturing strategies and driving best practices across Rich’s manufacturing and supply chain operations network, which spanning spans five regions across the globe.

With over 35 years of supply chain experience within the food industry, David has strong integrated supply chain and manufacturing management expertise. He also possesses significant expertise in manufacturing and operations excellence, customer value creation, LEAN, Six Sigma, and supply chain optimization. David is a member of the Global Leadership Council and the Global Functional Council at Rich Products.

Prior to joining Rich’s, David served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Capability at Kellogg’s company, Senior Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain at McCain Foods, and has held senior supply chain leadership roles at Hain Celestial Group, Frito Lay, Inc., and The Quaker Oats Company.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania’s Shippensburg University.

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