David S. Johnson former president and CEO of Michael Foods, has announced his intent to retire from the company he joined after departing Michael Foods.
Since 2009, Johnson has served as president and CEO of chocolate company Barry Callebaut Americas. In a press release, Barry Callebaut stated that Johnson has expressed the desire to retire at the end of the company’s current fiscal year, which will be on August 31.
While at Barry Callebaut, Johnson was credited for doubling the company’s sales volume and profitability in the Americas, shaping the Barry Callebaut into Mexico’s No. 1 industrial chocolate company and creating a solid foothold for the company in South America.
Peter Boone, currently the company’s chief innovation and quality officer, has been selected to succeed Johnson.
Prior to taking over the helm of egg company Michael Foods, Johnson worked for Kraft Foods. From 1986 to 2006, Johnson held several senior-level positions in different divisions of Kraft Foods, including marketing, strategy, operations, procurement and general management.
Michael Foods, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, is the seventh largest egg company in the United States, with 12.96 million hens. The company was acquired by Post Holdings in 2015. In addition to producing egg products, Michael Foods is also involved in the production of potato and cheese products.