Baked Natural Foods Company Run-A-Ton Group Bolsters Sales Leadership Team

Sept. 18, 2023
The Run-A-Ton Group looks to build upon recent acquisition and growth with new sales leadership after celebrating 50 years in business last year.

The Run-A-Ton Group, a Chester, N.J., producer of baked natural foods, has announced several changes to its sales leadership team, according to a company release.

Noelle Shea has taken on the role of director of sales for the group, leading Run-A-Ton’s North American sales team and strategy, after spending the last three years leading the Trade Marketing division. She had previously led marketing for Cide Road Beverages and also held key management positions at JPMorgan Chase and Standard & Poor’s during her career.

Darryl Davis has joined Run-A-Ton as its new regional sales manager covering the northeast U.S. and all of Canada, replacing Brian Carr, who will retire Sept. 30 after seven years with the company and 40 in the industry. Davis brings experience building brands such as Haagen-Dazs, Ciao Bella Gelato and Three Twins Organic Ice Cream.

Meanwhile, Karen Ackerman joins Run-A-Ton as director of sales for the Bon Devil brand of plant-based refrigerated desserts, after spearheading the onboarding process of the brand, which Run-A-Ton acquired about six months ago from The Collaborative. This position is a continuation of her role there.

The Run-A-Ton Group was founded in 1972 and is home to five natural food brands today: Wholly Wholesome, Wholly Gluten Free, Bon Devil, Blissfully Better, and Unique Belgique.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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