Toano, Va.-based Wythe Will Tzetzo, LLC — a leading packager and distributor of confections and specialty food —  has announced that Keith McDaniel will succeed Gordon Angles as ceo, when Angles retires at the end of 2013. 

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Keith McDaniel

McDaniel, who’s currently president of Wythe Will Tzetzo, has 22 years of experience in the confectionery industry serving in various capacities. He joined Tzetzo Bros., a predecessor company, in 1991 as v.p. of purchasing.

“Keith’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge, along with his passion and commitment to the business, make him the ideal person to lead Wythe Will Tzetzo going forward,” Angles says. “Keith is dedicated to our customers in providing the best possible service and quality of products. His leadership and knowledge of the industry will be vitally important in guiding Wythe Will Tzetzo’s success into the future.”

McDaniel indicated it was an honor “To succeed an industry statesman such as Angles in the role of ceo… We have a lot of great projects on the table at Wythe Will Tzetzo that we feel will offer tremendous value to our customers, and I am very excited to lead the company through its next phase of growth.”

Wythe Will Tzetzo is a portfolio company of Slate Capital Group. It is a leading provider of national branded, unbranded, and private label confectionery products and specialty foods sold to retailers throughout the United States. The company’s facilities are located in Buffalo, N.Y., Toano, (near Williamsburg, Va.), Los Angeles and Lebanon, Tenn.