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Mann Packing bolsters operations, foodservice and retail sales staff

Mann Packing Co. has hired Lawrence Henrard, Bob Licker and Jeff Hutterer to the positions of vice president of operations, regional sales manager and regional business manager,

Henrard brings over 15 years of expertise to his new role as vice president of operations. He most recently held the position of commercial director/president for the Morning Star Co., a vertically integrated grower/processor of industrial tomato paste, dice and ingredients. Henrard has also worked for Dole, Tanimura & Antle and Amy’s Kitchen. He will be based in the Salinas area and will report to Jeff Cook, Mann’s vice president and general manager of operations.

Licker has joined Mann’s as regional sales manager of foodservice. He is bringing more than 41 years of expertise to the role. He most recently held the position of southeast produce sourcing manager/northeast produce regional manager for US Foods — one of the country’s leading foodservice distributors — for the past five years. Licker began his career at the Hunts Point Produce Market and grew up in a family foodservice business. With a passion for produce, he founded his own produce company at the age of 30 and successfully ran the business for 22 years until, in 2009, he joined US Foods as a produce specialist. In his new role at Mann’s, he will be based on the East Coast and will report to Cody Ramsey, Mann’s director of foodservice sales.

Hutterer, another industry veteran, has rejoined Mann’s as regional business manager for the central territory. Hutterer, who previously worked for the company from 2008 to 2011 as a national account manager, is bringing more than 20 years of expertise to the role. He most recently held the position of director, retail sales and new business development for IFCO Systems, the country’s leading provider of RPCs for fresh products, including fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and bananas. Hutterer has also worked for Earthbound Farm, Ready Pac and Chiquita. He will be based in the Minneapolis area and will report to Jeffrey Freeman, Mann’s vice president of retail sales & marketing.