September 14, 2023
Sargento Foods Inc. has named Erin Price, senior vice president of Marketing; Mohamed Attia, vice president of Strategic Sourcing; and Brent Mann, vice president of Food Safety & Quality.
The changes in the senior leadership team will progress key goals, which are integral to achieving the company's vision, across various focus areas — from strategic sourcing to food safety and quality, as well as marketing strategies.
"We have been successful as a company for 70 years because of the many contributions of the Sargento Family and our drive for innovation," said Louie Gentine, third generation CEO of Sargento Foods. "I look forward to continued success with Erin, Brent and Mohamed as part of our leadership team as we work to create long-term value for our stakeholders."
Erin Price is the new senior vice president of Marketing for Sargento Consumer Products. A long-time Sargento family member, she has significant experience in strategic planning, marketing, communications, and brand management for consumer goods. Price's responsibilities include leading the marketing team for all retail products and ensuring best-in-class communications for the brand. Her experience and history of success will continue to grow te company's capabilities from omni-channel brand-building to its next generation of growth.
Since joining the Sargento Family as a Marketing manager in 2007, Price has held several leadership roles including director of Marketing, director of Integrated Marketing, vice president of Strategic Planning and, most recently, president of Food Service and Ingredients. Her accomplishments include leading several successful core and new product initiatives, establishing a roadmap for the digital and social marketing efforts at Sargento, leading the strategic planning process, and working with the Food Service and Ingredients Leadership team to evolve the business model.
Mohamed Attia is the new vice president of Strategic Sourcing at Sargento Foods Inc. With 20+ years of experience in packaging, procurement, and fast-moving consumer goods multinationals, Attia brings a growth-oriented mindset to the Strategic Sourcing team. His deep experience in plastics and market trends, the commodity market, plant operations, and material optimization will drive long-term success at Sargento. In this position, Attia will continue to develop the strategic focus of the procurement team while ensuring supply security and supplier relation management.
Prior to his appointment, Mohamed served at PepsiCo in various strategic roles from 2009 to present. He also has worked at Nestlé in several countries.
Brent Mann was appointed vice president of Food Safety & Quality. In this position, Mann develops and directs the implementation and management of the company's food safety and quality strategies, initiatives, controls, and processes by providing expertise and leadership. He ensures compliance with food safety and quality regulations and policies by leveraging expert level understanding of relevant science, technology, and emerging risks in the food safety and quality field.
With more than 15 years of experience in the food industry, Mann most recently held the position of director of Quality and Food safety at Ardent Mills. He brings vast knowledge in food safety, food quality, leadership, strategic direction, and regulatory compliance.
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