Ken McFarland named director of operations at Steviva Brands
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From here we head to stevia expert Steviva Brands, which has recruited Ken McFarland as its director of operations, overseeing operations at Steviva Ingredients (which suppliers ingredients to manufacturers) and Bon Foods (which supplies finished products for retail).
McFarland - who has nearly 20 years of industry process and personnel management, production and engineering experience - has held senior roles at Cascade Grain Products and ADM and is also co-owner and president of Ye Ol’ Grog Distillery, a craft distillery in St. Helens, Oregon.
“With Ken’s vast expertise in manufacturing processes and supply-chain management, we’re going to be able to take Steviva and Bon Foods to a whole new level,” said Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients.
Steviva Ingredients specializes in natural, high-intensity sweeteners and bulk ingredients, while Bon Foods is a co-packer and co-manufacturer of beverages, sweeteners, sauces, dips, dressing, gravy bases, soup bases, flavors, specialty sugar products, vinegars, syrups and other products.