Dean MetropoulosChairman and Director
Mr. Metropoulos has served as the Executive Chairman of certain subsidiaries of Hostess and member of the Hostess board since 2013. Mr. Metropoulos is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metropoulos & Co., a boutique acquisition and management firm focusing on the food and consumer sectors, and has over 30 years of experience in acquiring and restructuring businesses in the U.S., Mexico and Europe and has been involved in approximately 80 transactions, including investments in Pabst Brewing Company, Pinnacle Foods Group, Inc. (Swanson/Hungry-Man, Vlasic Pickles, Open Pit Barbeque Sauce, Duncan Hines, Log Cabin Syrup, Mrs. Butterworth’s Syrup, Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast, Mrs. Paul’s Seafood, Van De Kamp’s Seafood, Celeste Pizza, & Lender’s Bagels), Aurora Foods, Stella Foods, The Morningstar Group, International Home Foods (Chef Boyardee, Pam Cooking Spray, Gulden’s Mustard & Bumble Bee Tuna), Ghirardelli Chocolates, Mumm and Perrier Jouet Champagnes and Hillsdown Holdings, PLC (Premier International Foods, Burtons Biscuits and Christie Tyler Furniture), among others. Mr. Metropoulos holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Babson College.
Laurence Bodner Director
Mr. Bodner is a Senior Advisor at Advent International in its global retail, consumer and leisure team. Mr. Bodner served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly Del Monte Foods) from 2011 through 2015. He joined Del Monte Foods in 2003 and served the company for 12 years in increasing levels of responsibility across the Finance and Operations functions. Prior to Del Monte Foods, Mr. Bodner also held senior financial positions at Walt Disney Company as well as The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Bodner received his MBA in Finance from Duke University and BA in Economics from Dickinson College.
Andrew P. CallahanPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Callahan has served on our board of directors since April 2018 and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. Mr. Callahan served as the President of North American Foodservice & International at Tyson Foods, Inc. from February 2017 until September 2017. Prior to his last role, Mr. Callahan managed Tyson’s consumer brands, as President of Retail Packaged Brands, including iconic brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Aidells® and Ball Park®, from August 2014 to February 2017. He served as an Executive Vice President and President of Retail at The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation), a producer of packaged meat and frozen bakery products, from June 2012 until its acquisition by Tyson in August 2014. Prior to joining The Hillshire Brands Company, Mr. Callahan served in positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management for Sara Lee Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Inc., Mr. Callahan spent seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. Mr. Callahan previously served on the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Mr. Callahan currently serves on the Rush University Hospital of Chicago Veterans Advisory Council.
Ms. Crist has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2018. Since September 2016, Ms. Crist has served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Henkel Corporation in North America, which is part of Henkel, KGA, a large multi-national public company headquartered in Germany that manufactures adhesive technologies, beauty care products and laundry and home care products. Prior to Henkel, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Sun Products Corporation, a company she helped found in 2008 as the third employee. Prior to joining The Sun Products
Corporation, Ms. Crist was Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources officer for Playtex Products Corp., a New York Stock Exchange listed company that manufactures personal care products. Ms. Crist joined Playtex in 1995 and held positions of increasing responsibility until being named Chief Human Resources Officer in 2005. Prior to Playtex, Ms. Crist
served in various human resources, talent acquisition and labor relations roles with New Power Corporation, Altria and Nestle Waters. Ms. Crist is a member of the society of Human Resources Management, GMA Human Resources Group and Peer 150 HR Group. She is also past Executive Committee member of the Board and Secretary of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (2009-2015). She currently serves on the Make-A-Wish Governance Committee for Connecticut. We believe that Ms. Crist’s experience in the retail and consumer industries makes her well-qualified to serve as a director on our board. Ms. Crist also contributes to the diversity of our board.
Neil P. DeFeoDirector
Mr. DeFeo is an active corporate advisor and board member. He retired in 2012 as Chairman and prior to that CEO of The Sun Products Company, a private $1.5 billion company he helped found in 2008. Prior to that he held Chairman/CEO positions with the NYSE listed Playtex Products Corporation (2004-2007) and The Remington Products Corporation (1997-2003). Mr. DeFeo began his career with The Procter and Gamble Company, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility over a 25 year career, leaving as VP/ Managing Director Worldwide Strategic Planning - Laundry and Cleaning. Following Procter and Gamble Mr. DeFeo became EVP - US Operations for the Clorox Company, with direct responsibility for all of its US business. Over a 40+ year career Mr. DeFeo has served on over 25 boards, both public and private, business and non- profit. He has been involved with over 50 different businesses and brands. Mr. DeFeo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, where he also served for 15 years as a director.
Jerry D. KaminskiDirector
Mr. Kaminski serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Land O’Lakes, Inc. International business, leading commercial business ventures outside of the United States. Prior to his current role, Mr. Kaminski was the executive vice president and group executive of Global Dairy Foods. Before joining Land O’Lakes, Mr. Kaminski served as a vice president and general manager at General Mills, where he held various leadership positions in the retail and business-to-business segments. Mr. Kaminski also served as president and chief operating office at Sparboe Foods. Mr. Kaminski holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA in Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Craig D. SteeneckDirector
Mr. Steeneck is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Foods Inc. since July 2007, where he oversees the company’s financial operations, treasury, tax and information technology. From June 2005 to July 2007, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Finance and IT of Pinnacle Foods, helping to redesign the supply chain to generate savings and improved financial performance. Prior to Pinnacle, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Cendant Timeshare Resort Group (now Wyndham Worldwide), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Resorts Condominiums International, a subsidiary of Cendant and Chief Financial Officer of International Home Foods Inc. Mr. Steeneck is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Steeneck has been a member of the board of directors of Freshpet, Inc. since November 2014.
Mr. Toler has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2017 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2014 to March 2018. He brings more than 30 years of consumer packaged goods industry experience to Hostess. Prior to joining Hostess, he worked as an operating partner at Oaktree Capital from October 2013 to April 2014. Prior to that, he served from September 2008 to September 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer of AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added protein and hand-held convenience products to the food service, school, retail, club, vending and convenience store markets. Prior to joining AdvancePierre, Mr. Toler was President of Pinnacle Foods from July 2005 to September 2008. He has also held key positions at ICG Commerce, Campbell Sales Company, Nabisco, Reckitt & Colman and Procter & Gamble.