Chartwell Partners is please to announce that Kirk Heissel has joined 8th Avenue Food & Provisions as Vice President Operations. Mr. Heissel arrived at 8th Avenue from Dawn Foods where he was Vice President, North American Operations. Prior to Dawn Foods, Kirk spent 30 years in supply chain, logistics and operations for CSM Bakery, Unilever (Good Humor- Breyers Ice Cream) and Kraft Foods.
8th Avenue Food and Provisions is a newly created private label business that combines three existing product portfolios of Dakota Growers, Attune Foods and Golden Boy Foods, currently “co-owned” by Post Holdings, Inc, and private equity firm T.H. Lee. These businesses produce nut butter, dried fruits and nuts, pasta and granola products for top retailers, distributors and manufacturers.