Berner Food Names Three Executives

Dec. 7, 2021
Kelly Diamond promoted to COO; David Dunavant and Shelia Kolden hired from Monogram Foods.

Kelly Diamond, who in August had been named Vice President of Operations at Berner Food & Beverage, has been further promoted to chief operating officer. Berner, a Dakota, Ill., private labeler and contract manufacturer, also recently hired two other key executives.

David Dunavant joined the company as chief financial officer and Shelia Kolden signs on as director of procurement, sales and operations planning.

Before joining Berner in 2017, Diamond spent nearly a decade at Dean Foods. She also brings experience from positions at Woodward, Inc. and Anderson Packaging Inc. She reports to CEO Kurt Seagrist.

Dunavant has more than 15 years of experience as a CFO, most recently with Vital Records Control Companies. His tenure also includes Monogram Foods, LEDIC Management Group, Hilton Worldwide, Kellogg Co. and as a member of the United States Navy.

Kolden also was at Monogram Foods, as procurement manager. She Previously worked at Morpak Specialties, Woodgrain Millwork, Cooper Aircraft and McKinney Aerospace Ltd.

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