Lakeside Foods, a Manitowoc, Wis., maker of frozen and canned foods, appointed three senior leaders to new positions due the company’s continued growth and business integration of subsidiaries Riverside Foods and Cher-Make Sausage.
Mark Smith has joined Lakeside Foods as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Denise Kitzerow, who is retiring in July. Smith brings 18 years of corporate finance and business leadership experience from Chicago-based Littelfuse Inc., a global manufacturer of electronics components.
Kevin Lien has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He has been Vice President-Business Development for three years. He previously worked at Welbilt/Manitowoc Foodservice in various leadership capacities.
Nick Brisch was promoted to Vice President-Supply Chain. He joined Lakeside Foods in 2006 as a sales associate before moving into corporate operations.