Lebanon Reporter

July 12, 2013

Skjodt-Barrett hires general manager of U.S. operations


Lebanon Reporter

---- — Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC, of Lebanon, announced this week that Michael Brannan has joined its executive team in the role of general manager of U.S. operations.

In this newly created role, Brannan will lead the continued rapid growth and expansion of the Lebanon facility. Dedicated in November 2011, Skjodt-Barrett has grown to become the industry leader in the manufacturing of baby food and fruit purees in spouted pouches in North America, with more than 300 team members at the Lebanon facility.

“This is an exciting time in the company’s history and I am honored to join the Skjodt-Barrett team,” Brannan said. “We have a full and innovative new product pipeline, a dedicated and experienced staff, and an entrepreneurial leadership style. Skjodt-Barrett is prepared to continue providing creative food solutions and be the market leader for many years to come.”

Brannan comes to Skjodt-Barrett with extensive experience in food processing. He joins Skjodt-Barrett after 15 years with Gerber/Nestle, most recently as associate director of contract manufacturing. In that role Brannan was responsible for external manufacturing activities for Gerber and Nestle branded products across multiple manufacturing companies throughout the United States and Canada. Brannan also has an additional five years experience working for privately-held contract manufacturers, in the beverage, dry blend, and baking industries.

On the personal front, Brannan is a Hoosier native, and is very much looking forward to returning home with his family to Indiana.

Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC (“Skjodt” is pronounced “Scott”) manufactures organic and non-organic baby food, fruit snacks, fruit smoothies, toppings and adult focused fruit and vegetable puree snacks for a variety of regional and global brand leaders in their respective markets. Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC was organized in 2011 to expand operations of Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging Inc. and Skjodt-Barrett Foods, both operating in Ontario, Canada. The corporations are privately held by Dan Skjodt, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In business for 28 years, Skjodt-Barrett Foods is a custom food manufacturer, specializing in the development of caramel, fruit fillings, icing, glazes, fruit sauces, jams, beverage concentrates, and flavored nutritional bar layers for a variety of nutraceutical business partners. To learn more, visit www.skjodt-barrett.com.