Industry News | March 8, 2013

Red Gold's Maurie Fettig Retires After 45 Years

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Maurie Fettig, who most recently served as executive VP at Red Gold is retiring from the food industry.

“Maurie has been an integral part of the Red Gold team since he re-joined the company back in 1995. Maurie has dedicated his career to promoting quality Midwestern tomatoes which has benefited not only our company, but all canners in the Mid-America region”, says Brian Reichart, president and CEO of Red Gold. 
 
Maurie's industry leadership and passion includes his involvement in FMI Private Brands Executive Committee, Daymon Supplier Summit Committee, and Topco Strategic Supplier Group. Maurie was also awarded the “HD Brown Person of the Year” distinction by the Mid-America Food Processors Association for his overall service and lifelong contribution to the food industry in 2011.
 
Maurie is a 1967 graduate of Purdue University, where he received his bachelors of science degree in food technology and agriculture economics.  Maurie’s career includes 33 years of tomato processing leadership in both operations and sales with the Fettig Canning Company and Red Gold Corporation. He spent twelve years in the food brokerage industry including president and CEO of Walters Continental Food Brokerage Company. After re-joining Red Gold in 1995 as VP of sales and marketing, he was promoted in 2002 to executive vice president of sales and marketing, and later promoted to his current position of executive VP in 2007. His leadership, loyalty to Red Gold, and tireless energy will never be forgotten. 
 
"We thank Maurie for 33 years of outstanding service to Red Gold and wish him all the best as he prepares for retirement," says Tim Ingle, VP of human resources and corporate strategy at Red Gold.
 
Red Gold, which is America’s largest privately-held canned tomato supplier, is poised for continued growth in all tomato-related categories within the food service and retail channels. Red Gold is known in the industry as the “Gold Standard” in everything tomatoes due to its premium quality.
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