Rick Anderson, president and CEO, Little Lady Foods

Effective immediately, Rick Anderson is president and CEO of Little Lady Foods, an Elk Grove Village, IL-based contract manufacturer of custom-made frozen food products for retail, foodservice, consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand and private-label companies.

Anderson brings more than 25 years of CPG experience in brand and private-label strategy, marketing and new product development. According to Little Lady Foods, his innovative solutions and strong relationships with major retail and foodservice customers will drive growth for the company and its current customers.

“We are very excited about the future of our company,” says John Geocaris, founder and chairman of the board. “He will take our company to the next level.”

Anderson’s extensive experience includes his role, for the past several years, as chief commercial officer at Aryzta, a global leader in the specialty frozen bakery sector. Before that, he was chief commercial and marketing officer at La Brea Bakery, where he was instrumental in successfully growing the company to an internationally recognized brand in both the retail and foodservice channels.