Edit ModuleShow Tags

New Board Members Named for Holding Company of Grain Craft and Southeastern Mills

Rhonda Jordan, Steve Dunphy and Rick Strait join the board of directors for G&L Holdings.




Steve Dunphy spent more than 30 years with companies like Land O' Lakes, Kellogg's, Pillsbury and Procter & Gamble.

G&L Holdings, Inc., the holding company of leading food ingredient manufacturers Grain Craft and Southeastern Mills, announced today the appointment of three new board members to their board of directors.  Rhonda Jordan, Steve Dunphy, and Rick Strait were selected as independent directors in the holding company’s decision to expand and diversify its board makeup.

The decision to add independent board directors was a strategic step in the growth of the existing business platforms. While the company has grown organically over the past 25 years, the new directors were added to continue the long-term growth plan, advise on new acquisition and expansion opportunities and create value for all stakeholders through overall consumer and product insight.

“The family leadership is entering into a generational shift as the fourth generation is becoming an integral part of future decisions.  By bringing in leaders outside of our existing companies, we can continually challenge our ideas and assumptions, improve our governance and professionalize our overall board management,” said Chris Labbe, VP of Business Development and board director with G&L Holdings, Inc.

The three new board members bring a range of career experiences and expertise.

 

Rhonda Jordan is a retired executive of Kraft Foods.  During her 25-year career, she served in a variety of executive positions including operating president of three different divisions – U.S. Cheese, Grocery and Frozen Pizza.  She also served as president – global health and wellness and sustainability. Jordan has benefited from a wide range of roles throughout her career at Kraft including functional leadership in division sales, finance, operations, research and development, logistics and strategy group. Currently, Jordan serves on the board of directors for Colfax Corporation, Ingredion Inc. and Bush Brothers & Co.

Steve Dunphy joins the G&L board following a career of more than 30 years in the consumer goods industry with Land O’Lakes, Kellogg’s, Pillsbury and Procter & Gamble.  Dunphy began his career at Procter & Gamble where he held positions in Sales, Marketing and Product Supply, eventually touching all P&G's business sectors. He also served as a senior executive at Pillsbury and Kellogg's. Most recently, he was chief operating officer for the Land O'Lakes Dairy and Egg businesses which included the retail, foodservice and ingredient portfolios. Currently, Dunphy serves on the board of directors for Wells Enterprises.

The third new board member, Rick Strait, offers a strong background in private debt and equity investment.  He retired in 2017 from 35 years with Northwestern Mutual Capital where he was a full-time portfolio manager and held roles as a senior leader.  Under his leadership, the private equity fund portfolio shifted its strategy heavily into the middle market, expanded into Europe, and established strong relationships with world-class private equity firms.  Currently, Strait serves as senior advisor for NMC’s private equity investment program and is a board member of the Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation where he is chair of the investment committee.

“Each of the new directors bring a unique set of experience and leadership qualifications.  Most importantly they are aligned with our high-performance culture and vision for success.  We are pleased to welcome Rhonda, Steve and Rick to G&L,” said Linda Owens, president of G&L Holding, Inc.

 

Edit Module

Tell us what you think at or email.

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Italian Parody Video Pokes Fun at Vegans

Because the saddest part about being vegan is that your grandma doesn't know how to cook for you anymore.

Pizza & Ranch Dressing Are Officially Inseparable

Hidden Valley launches ranch-dipped pizza ranch dip in their new Blasted dip series.

Spinelli's Pizzeria Boosts Pies and Cocktails With CBD Oil Infusion

Tempe, Arizona pizzeria is high on the trendy extract derived from hemp.

Bone Sauce Tops off Pizza in Costa Rica

Trench Marketer Rudy Waldner visits the Culinary Trainer School in Costa Rica to share his secrets and take home one of theirs.

Papa John's Will Pay For Employees to Attend College Online

The pizza chain will cover 100 percent of tuition at Purdue University Global for 20,000 corporate employees.

Pizza Guys Pair Two Types of Pepperoni In One Pie

The Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Duo features classic pepperoni and cup-and-char styles.

Mountain Mike's Redefines Pizza Delivery Model With New Partnerships

The West Coast pizza chain will offer delivery through DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub.

Blaze Pizza Expands Delivery Option and Sets Sights on IPO

The fast-casual chain plans to take on larger players like Domino's and Pizza Hut.

Alfonso Monaco Takes First at the 4th Pizza d’Autores

Pizza topped with regional Italian ingredients takes first among 18 competitors in Málaga.

Louisville Rock Band Has a New Jam Called Lupo Pizza

The founding members of Murder By Death have become renowned for their Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags