Golden State Foods Promotes Four Senior Executives to New Leadership Roles

July 24, 2023
Brian Dick will become president and CEO, just months after being promoted to president and COO for the company.

Irvine, Calif.-based food processor Golden State Foods (GSF) announced the promotions of four senior executives. The company has promoted Brian Dick to president and chief executive officer; John Page to executive vice president and chief administrative officer; Brad Tingey to corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer; and Stephen Wetterau to corporate senior vice president, Strategy, Technology and Innovation.

Dick had been chief operating officer and an executive vice president with the company prior, and he was promoted to president and COO in June, after the death of GSF chairman and CEO Mark Wetterau Sr. With 24 years of GSF experience, Dick will continue to oversee all global operations and functions for the company, including food manufacturing, logistics, and administrative groups.

Page has nearly two decades of experience with GSF, and in his new role, he will continue to lead the company's legal department and corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the GSF Foundation. He will also become responsible for risk management; food safety, quality and regulatory (FSQR); environmental health and safety (EHS); and sustainability.

Tingey is a 10-year GSF associate who helped build a team to effectively guide the financial affairs of GSF’s global portfolio of companies. In his new role, he will continue to lead all aspects of finance, accounting, corporate development, tax and treasury.

Stephen Wetterau has worked for GSF since 2009 and will expand his responsibilities to include IT and technology, in addition to interfacing with the company’s global enterprises and partnering with the GSF Management Committee. Wetterau previously served as vice president, Logistics for Quality Custom Distribution.

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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