Hearthside Food Solutions Appoints Nick Hewitt as Chief Financial Officer

Deepening Hearthside’s financial expertise as the industry leader in contract food manufacturing focuses on growth and best-in-class customer service

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hearthside Food Solutions (“Hearthside”), the leading contract food manufacturer, announced that it has named Nick Hewitt as its new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). The announcement was made by Darlene Nicosia, Chief Executive Officer, Hearthside.

Hewitt joins Hearthside’s high performing and well-established leadership team that is laser focused on driving innovation, providing superior customer service, and building strong, lasting relationships with its customers and suppliers. With over twenty-five years of experience, Hewitt will lead all financial operations and serve as strategic thought partner to drive profitability and fuel growth.

“We are excited to welcome Nick to Hearthside and leverage his experience as we focus on meeting our financial objectives,” said Darlene Nicosia, Chief Executive Officer, Hearthside. “Nick’s impressive background, business-acumen, and proven track record of driving financial excellence across diverse industries will help Hearthside drive ahead toward the future. His leadership qualities, coupled with a strong passion for team building and development, align perfectly with our culture and vision. We are confident that Nick will play a pivotal role in our continued success and growth, and we look forward to the strategic insights and direction he will bring to our team.”

Most recently, Hewitt served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Instant Brands. Prior to that, he spent time with Marks and Spencer, a large British retailer as their Director of Finance, Food, as well as with Ardagh, one of the world’s largest metal and glass packaging companies, as their CFO for North America.

“I am excited to join Hearthside during such an important time for the company,” said Hewitt. “It is energizing to be a part of the leading contract food manufacturer that is laser focused on innovation and delivering for its customers. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues as we continue on our path to be the most trusted partner in the industry.”

Hewitt takes over from Dan Coats, who previously held the CFO role in an interim capacity.

“Dan’s unwavering commitment to our financial health has been instrumental in steering Hearthside and will continue as he supports Nick during this transition,” said Nicosia. “I’m appreciative of all that Dan has done, and I look forward to his continued leadership and contributions at Hearthside.”

About Hearthside Food Solutions:

Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Hearthside Food Solutions is the leading contract manufacturer and producer of baked foods, snacks, nutrition bars, frozen, refrigerated, and fresh sandwiches/entrees, and a full-service provider of food packaging services for many of the world’s premier brands. The company is also the industry’s largest private bakery. Hearthside’s production network includes 30 facilities, with a workforce of over 10,900. In 2018 Hearthside was acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group. For more information on Hearthside Food Solutions, please visit www.hearthsidefoods.com.

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