Rob Sarlls From Wyandot Snacks

Rob Sarls-Wyandot

Rob joined Wyandot as President and CEO in November 2015 and the  Board of Directors in March of 2016.  He graduated A.B. Cum Laude from  Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.  He has spent over 20  years working with food & beverage businesses, utilizing focused  growth strategies, best practices, and operational improvements to drive  increased sales, improve profitability, and create significant  shareholder value.  

He serves as 2nd Vice Chairman of  SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association,) the leading international trade association for the snack industry. He is also a  member of the Board of Directors of Fostoria, OH based Mennel Milling  Company, one of the nation’s leading milling companies.  

Before  joining Wyandot, Rob was a Managing Member of Food Strategies, LLC, a  consultant to small and mid-sized food & beverage companies and  private equity firms with interest in the space; Chairman of the Board  of Alco Stores, Inc., a 200 store general merchandise retail chain; and  spent almost half a decade with John B. Sanfilippo & Sons, Inc.  (Nasdaq:JBSS), one of the largest nut processors in the world with over  $800 million in sales. Prior to JBSS he was a senior advisor, dealmaker  and capital provider to domestic and international food and beverage  businesses with several firms, most notably Rabobank, one of the largest  financial institutions dedicated to the global food, beverage and  agribusiness space. 

 

Wyandot Snacks  is a privately held, national snack manufacturer supporting the  continued evolution in better for you plant-based snacking. Its products  range from well known branded baby snacks to the fastest growing  chickpea snack in the industry's fastest growing segment. Wyandot fully  supports the continued growth and commercial success of its customers,  and for 82 years has treated their brands as its own. Wyandot is based  in Marion, Ohio – within one day's drive of 60 percent of America's  snack consumers. The Company provides turnkey support to brands, from  conception to development all the way to the shelf or the doorstep.  Its  success is made possible through strong manufacturing support, the  expert guidance of seven food scientists and two trained chefs, and a  continuous focus on sustainability. 

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