Fuchs North America, a maker of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions for the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industries, appointed Derrick Epley as the company’s new director of operations, and Marty Lev as the company’s new director of supply chain.
As director of operations, Epley is responsible for overseeing all aspects of daily operations, as well as implementing and optimizing production processes.
Prior to joining Fuchs North America, Epley most recently held the role of assistant plant manager at Dairy Farmers of America. Epley previously held operations and production management roles at Nestle, Starbucks and Amazon.
Epley holds a BS in Information Systems with an emphasis on Industrial Science from Western Kentucky University.
As director of supply chain, Lev is responsible for developing and optimizing supply chain processes, including procurement and planning.
Prior to joining Fuchs North America, Lev held the role of director of global planning and procurement for Medifast, Inc., where he was successful in improving planning processes and generating cost savings. Lev previously spent five years as the director of procurement at Williams Scotsman, where he created a structured procurement program to support more than 90 branches in 3 countries. He also held operations and supply chain management roles at Givaudan Flavors prior to that.
Lev holds a DBA in Supply Chain Management from Argosy University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from University of Baltimore.
Commenting on the appointments of Epley and Lev, Dan Cooper, CEO of Fuchs North America, stated, “We at Fuchs are thrilled to have Derrick and Marty join our team. Their extensive qualifications and proven track records of successfully implementing and optimizing supply chain and operations programs make them both ideally suited for supporting our customers’ needs and improving our internal processes as Fuchs continues to grow. Marty and Derrick join a strong, customer-centric team that is committed to creating innovative seasonings and delivering quality.”