Hearthside Food Solutions Names New CFO

March 15, 2024
Former Instant Brands, Marks and Spencer executive to lead the financial operations for Downers Grove, Ill.-based bakery, snacks and entrees co-manufacturer.

Hearthside Food Solutions, a contract manufacturer and producer of baked foods, snacks, nutrition bars, frozen, refrigerated, and fresh sandwiches/entrees, and a full-service provider of food packaging services, has announced that Nick Hewitt will be its new chief financial officer.

Hewitt brings more than 25 years of experience to Hearthside and is expected to fit in with the leadership team that is focused on driving innovation, providing superior customer service and building strong, lasting relationships with customers and suppliers, a company release stated. He takes over for interim CFO Dan Coats.

Hewitt most recently was executive vice president and CFO for Instant Brands. He has worked as director of finance in the food division for British retailer Marks and Spencer, and as CFO for North America for metal and glass packaging company Ardagh.

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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