Buitoni Food Company appointed Peter B. Wilson, Jr. as its new president and CEO. Buitoni Foods was recently established by Brynwood Partners VIII L.P. to acquire the North American Buitoni business from Nestlé USA, Inc. ("Nestlé"). Buitoni is an iconic brand and a national leader in the refrigerated pasta, sauces and cheese categories. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., and operates a 240,000 square foot facility in Danville, Va.
Prior to joining Buitoni Foods, Mr. Wilson was a managing director at Brynwood, a consumer-focused lower middle market private equity fund. Prior to joining Brynwood, Peter was president and CEO of Brynwood's portfolio companies including DeMet's Candy Company and Balance Bar Company. He was also responsible for the oversight of the operation of Joseph Frozen Foods which was divested by Brynwood in 2019.