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Whitsons realigns top management

Paul Whitcomb succeeds to president/CEO position; Bob Whitcomb to head prepared meals unit.

Whitsons Culinary Group has appointed Paul Whitcomb president/CEO as part of a restructuring of the company’s top management. Whitcomb succeeds his brothers Robert as CEO and Douglas as president; Robert had also served as chairman but that position will now be vacant.

Robert Whitcomb will take on the role of COO of the company’s Prepared Meals division while Douglas Whitcomb will serve as Chief Product Officer overseeing all purchasing, menu development and nutrition functions as well as focusing on new product and culinary development. In addition, John Whitcomb has been named COO of the Contract Management division while Michael Whitcomb takes on a new role as vice president of customer relations. Beth Bunster remains in her role of CFO.

Paul Whitcomb has been with the family company for 21 years and has held positions ranging from foodservice worker to, most recently, executive vice president where among other accomplishments he led the sales team to a record volume of new clients.

Whitsons was founded in 1979 by Elmer and Gina Whitcomb and handed down to their seven sons and two daughters. The company operates an extensive prepared foods production operation for schools, senior dining programs, emergency services and other markets, as well as a contract management division that serves multiple client segments ranging from K-12 schools and healthcare organizations to corporations and institutions. It placed 19th on FM’s 2015 Top 50 Contract Management Companies listing with 2014 revenues of $166 million.

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