Schwan’s Company announced that Tony Puri has been named executive vice president of SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc., a subsidiary of Schwan’s Company. In this role, Puri will be responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company’s manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. He will also serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

 “Tony is a proven leader and has tremendous experience in the successful operations of manufacturing facilities throughout the world,” said Schwan’s Company CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios. “Our entire team is looking forward to working with him to deliver world-class service to our customers and increase our capacity for growth.”

Puri brings more than 30 years of food-industry experience to his new role. Most recently, he served as vice president of global manufacturing for CSM Bakery Solutions, where he was responsible for the overall operations of 34 manufacturing facilities, and quality and engineering teams worldwide. Prior to CSM, he worked in leadership and general management roles with several global companies. He started his career with Ralston Purina before progressing to other leadership roles with Cadbury, Warner Lambert, Kraft and Mondelez International.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemical and chemical engineering from Rutgers University. He also obtained a master’s degree in business administration, marketing and finance from Rockford College in Illinois.

Puri is filling a role previously held by Doug Olsem, who recently accepted a newly created position leading Schwan’s sourcing, Contract Partner Sales business, travel and real estate teams.