May 5, 2023
Florida Food Products, a global independent provider of natural ingredients, has appointed Kevin Neat, former chief financial officer of Johnson & Johnson’s North American Consumer Health business, as chief financial officer.
Neat will be a part of FFP's executive leadership team and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of FFP’s financial and IT functions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin — well-recognized for his track record in developing and leading best-in-class finance organizations — to FFP as we continue to strengthen our leadership team,” said Jim Holdrieth, chief executive officer of FFP. “Over the past 18 months we have successfully and strategically scaled our business, completing four strategic acquisitions, and are confident that Kevin’s decades of experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow FFP.”
Neat has more than two decades of international experience leading high performance finance teams at companies across the consumer packaged goods, healthcare, aerospace, and chemical manufacturing industries. Most recently, as chief financial officer of Johnson & Johnson’s North American Consumer Health business, Neat oversaw the business responsible for some of the world’s best-known brands, including Band-Aid, Tylenol, and Neutrogena.
He also served in senior financial leadership roles at McNeil Nutritionals, the producer of SPLENDA sweeteners, VIACTIV Dietary Supplements, and LACTAID branded products, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Cordis Corporation, B/E Aerospace, and International Paper. Mr. Neat earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration finance and an M.B.A. from Stetson University.
“I am pleased to join FFP as we scale, diversify, and accelerate our growth," said Neat. "I look forward to working with the talented FFP team to help the Company continue on its successful path by providing natural, healthy, high-quality ingredients to leading consumer brands, manufacturers, and food service distributors.”
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