Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced the hiring of Richard G. Scalise as corporate vice president and president of Frozen Bakery Products.
Scalise joined the company on June 27, 2005. He will be responsible for managing and developing the company's Frozen Bakery Products segment and will report to Kevin J. Hunt, co-chief executive officer and president of Ralcorp. Scalise joins the company after serving the last eight years with ConAgra Foods Inc. He served as president/COO of ConAgra's Refrigerated Food Group business since 2003 and as president/COO of ConAgra's Dairy Foods Group from 2000 to 2003. Scalise started his career with General Foods Corporation in sales after graduating from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, with a BA in Political Science. He moved to Armour Swift-Eckrich in 1985, where he held management positions of increasing responsibility leading to the role of EVP and general manager of the Deli Foodservice division in 1993. In 1994, he joined H&M Food Systems as president and COO, where he grew the business until it was sold to Food Brands in 1997. After the sale, he rejoined ConAgra Foods as president of the Foodservice and Deli businesses.
Hunt commented on the hiring of Scalise, saying, "We are delighted Ralcorp continues to attract exceptional talent to its leadership team. I am confident that Rich's demonstrated leadership and experience in the foodservice business will be a major contribution to the future growth of our business, and we look forward to working with him as we pursue new and exciting initiatives."