Inventure Foods, Inc., a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Dan Hammer as general manager of the Frozen division, effective May 27, 2014. In this newly created position, Hammer will oversee Inventure’s Frozen division, and will report to Terry McDaniel, president and chief executive officer.
“We are excited Dan joined our team with his extensive frozen foods experience across all sales channels and product categories,” said Terry McDaniel. “This marks another important step in our investment in the growth of our Frozen division since the acquisition of Fresh Frozen Foods. We look forward to Dan’s contributions that we believe will help further position us for future growth across our frozen brand portfolio.”
Hammer brings more than 30 years of general management and sales and marketing experience to Inventure Foods. He has a deep knowledge of the frozen food industry, retail and food service distribution, brand positioning and new product innovation. Most recently, Hammer was vice president of marketing at Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods. From 2008 to 2011,
he was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Schwans Consumer Brands. Prior to that, he worked at Conagra Foods, Unilever, Snyder’s of Hanover and Nestle Foods.
“I am excited to join Terry and the Inventure team in Phoenix,” said Hammer. “Inventure Foods is the leader in an attractive growing industry and I look forward to using my expertise to further develop the frozen business and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities for distribution and sales growth.”