Robert J. Sarlls has become the vice president, strategy and business development for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, the Elgin, Ill.-based producer of nuts and extruded snacks sold underFisher and private label brands.

In this newly created role, Sarlls will be responsible for working with the senior management team in further developing and refining the company’s business strategy and supporting its execution. He’ll also seek out domestic and international business opportunities and advise on future acquisitions, joint ventures or strategic alliances.

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