Midd McManus, Darifair Foods

Darifair Foods Inc., Jacksonville, FL, has named Midd McManus as president. An experienced leader in operations, sales and supply chain in the food industry, McManus is the first nonfamily member named to this position, signaling the company is positioned for dynamic growth as America’s first national dairy supplier.

“At Darifair Foods, we are proud of the foodservice industry relationships we have built over the past 30 years,” says Andy Block, Darifair Foods’ CEO. “Midd’s excellent reputation and leadership experience will help us further expand our reach as we position to accelerate the growth of our business. We are thrilled to welcome Midd to our executive leadership team and are truly excited about the future of Darifair Foods.”

In his role as president, McManus will have direct responsibility for and lead all aspects of the company. Reporting to Darifair’s executive committee, he is charged with executing the company’s long-term strategies.

“I am thankful for the opportunity Darifair Foods and the Block family have given me, and I’m excited to be a part of their continued growth in providing customers with natural, premium and innovative solutions,” says McManus.

Most recently, McManus served as executive vice president at Sun Orchard, leading its efforts in the foodservice beverage category. Prior to that, McManus held various leadership positions within Morningstar Foods, a subsidiary of Dean Foods. In 2011, under his leadership, McDonald’s named Dean Foods Supplier of the Year.