The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective August 31, 2020. Pinneri will succeed Ron Friedman, who has led the company since 2014. Friedman will remain the company’s chief executive officer and managing shareholder.
Prior to his appointment, Pinneri was executive vice president of Batory’s Specialty Ingredients business, during which time he led the company’s market expansion. For five years prior to joining Batory Foods, Pinneri was the senior vice president & general manager of the specialty foods division at Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food & beverage ingredients & solutions. Early in his career, Pinneri gathered almost 30 years of industry experience with the Coca-Cola Company holding many general management and strategic roles across the globe, including Brazil, Germany, Australia, North America, Asia, and Pacific Islands.