Craig R. Petray is the new CEO of the J.R. Short Milling Co., producer of ingredients for the snack food industry. Petray previously headed The NutraSweet Co. in Chicago and replaces interim CEO Jeff Hebble, effective Jan. 20. Hebble remains on the company’s board of directors.
When eating a favorite snack or bakery product, few people stop and consider all of the ingredients that give these products the taste and mouthfeel they enjoy. Consumers don’t care if the layer cake on their plate is moist because it’s made with a special flour formulation or that a gum blend makes the frosting smooth.