The Fresh Solutions Network LLC board of directors announced that Sherrie L. Terry, president and chief executive officer, will be leaving the company, effective March 1, to establish an independent consulting company.
"Over the past five-and-a-half years, Sherrie provided valuable leadership in taking our business model from concept to reality," David G. Masser, Fresh Solutions Network chairman of the board and chief operating officer of Sterman Masser Inc., said in a press release. "She played a key role in helping us grow from the three founding partners to the current seven partners, with farming, packing and sales operations that span more than 65,000 acres across the U.S. and Canada.Her work in innovation and branding gave us the leading brand in fresh convenience potatoes, generated incremental volume and revenue for our customers, and created a platform for future innovation and growth. She has been instrumental in expanding our customer base and establishing our reputation as a category adviser through her application of category management disciplines and tools, which has contributed to superior business performance for our retail partners. She has helped us expand our business vision and is leaving us with an excellent foundation for continued growth. We thank Sherrie for her leadership and commitment to the Network and wish her well in her new venture."
"I enjoyed working with all of the Fresh Solutions Network Partners and their customers," Terry said in the press release. "I thank the board and all the members of their respective companies for their support and wish them continued success. Looking forward, I am excited about establishing my own company and the potential that it creates for working with other great companies across multiple categories and channels. My career experience at Fresh Solutions Network, Chiquita, Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Frozen Foods and Merck spans marketing, innovation, brand management, category management, business operations, and sales operations. I have led both established and new businesses for large, publicly held corporations and for smaller, privately held entrepreneurial start-ups. This experience gives me a unique, comprehensive business perspective that allows me to develop a network of talent and resources that can bring added value to companies striving to create and sustain competitive advantage in the marketplace."
The Fresh Solutions Network LLC Board has initiated the recruitment process to name a successor and expects to announce its new president and CEO in the coming weeks.