Eric McGrath, Hickory Harvest FoodsHickory Harvest Foods, Akron, OH, has hired Eric McGrath as director of operations and Joe Fischer as Northeast regional sales manager.

McGrath (top) joins Hickory Harvest with more than 10 years of manufacturing, supply chain management, information technology and finance experience. Most recently he worked in supply change management and finance at Flagstone Foods, a division of Treehouse Foods in Minneapolis.

Fischer (bottom) will manage Hickory Harvest Foods and its affiliate brands I.M. Good and American Confections for the Northeast U.S. He has more than 10 years of sales and sales management experience, most recently with Arizona Beverage, where he served a six state region.

Joe Fischer, Hickory Harvest Foods“It’s an exciting time for Hickory Harvest Foods as we continue to grow and expand our business,” says Mike Swiatkowski, vice president of sales. “Adding experienced managers in food manufacturing will help us improve our processes and expand our marketing reach as we continue to set record sales growth year over year.”