Rod Hepponstall Named CEO of C.H. Guenther & Son

Oct. 25, 2023
He leaves his CEO job at High Liner Foods to take over the branded and private-label food company on Nov. 6.

C.H. Guenther & Son, maker of branded and private-label food products, on Oct. 23 announced Rod Hepponstall as its CEO, effective Nov. 6. He replaces John Buckles.

Hepponstall leaves High Liner Foods, a global seafood company with more than $1 billion in revenues, where he was president/CEO and a member of the board of directors. Today’s announcement said he led High Liner through multiple transformation initiatives, streamlined its global supply chain to better position the company for growth and integrated people, processes and technology across the firm resulting in record adjusted EBITDA in his final full fiscal year.

Earlier, he held senior foodservice and retail positions at Lamb Weston, Conagra Brands, Grupo Bimbo and Maple Leaf Foods.

C.H. Guenther & Son, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. CHG has more than 4,600 employees in 29 food manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, and in its corporate office in San Antonio, Texas.

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

Sponsored Recommendations

Learn About: Micro Motion™ 4700 Config I/O Coriolis Transmitter

An Advanced Transmitter that Expands Connectivity

Micro Motion™ G-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meter

Micro Motion G-Series: market-leading compact design featuring advanced process diagnostic capability.

Embracing Sustainability using Advanced Measurement Instrumentation

A practical guide to greeningyour brewing operationsusing advanced measurementinstrumentation.

Get Hands-On Training in Emerson's Interactive Plant Environment

Enhance the training experience and increase retention by training hands-on in Emerson's Interactive Plant Environment. Build skills here so you have them where and when it matters...