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Litehouse Adds Two Senior Hires to Support Brand Growth

Leading CPG Company Appoints Andy Juarez as Vice President of Operations and

Ryan Whitchurch as Director of Consumer Marketing  

SANDPOINT, Idaho, March 2, 2023 – Litehouse, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company and leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, sauces, cheese and other innovative consumer packaged goods, today announced the appointment of Andy Juarez as Vice President of Operations and Ryan Whitchurch as Director of Consumer Marketing.

“With their impressive backgrounds and expertise, Andy and Ryan will play integral roles in driving the growth and awareness of our diverse portfolio of brands and Away from Home division,” said Kelly Prior, President and CEO, Litehouse, Inc. “Andy’s extensive experience in operations and engineering will be invaluable as we continue to expand our manufacturing capabilities, while Ryan’s strategic marketing expertise will help elevate our brands to new heights. Together, they will help us continue to innovate and deliver high-quality products that our consumers love.”

Juarez joins Litehouse with 18 years of engineering experience at Tree Top where he led multi-site operations, maintenance and engineering. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Juarez has developed and executed successful capital improvement programs around innovation and cost savings to support growth. In his role as Vice President of Operations, Juarez will utilize his strong background in processing, strategic planning, and problem solving to lead all aspects of manufacturing, quality and R&D, and engineering at Litehouse, including driving the company’s focus on lean manufacturing principles, best practices, and personnel development.

Whitchurch brings years of integrated marketing experience from top agencies including Edelman, Catalyst/Endeavor and Ketchum, where he worked with globally recognized brands, including Procter & Gamble, Pernod Ricard, Sunkist, Samsung, Visa, PayPal and Michelin/BFGoodrich. As Director of Consumer Marketing, he will drive strategy for integrated marketing campaigns and lead agency teams and partners across shopper and digital marketing, social, PR and advertising programs.

Both new hires will support the Litehouse Inc. portfolio of brands including, Veggiecraft Farms, Sky Valley and Organicville.

About Litehouse:

Litehouse, Inc. started in the Hope, Idaho restaurant of the Hawkins family over 50 years ago. Since then, it has become a leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, sauces, cheese, and other innovative consumer packaged goods, manufacturing these delicious products at its five U.S. facilities based in Idaho, Michigan, Utah, and Virginia. Litehouse offers its diverse portfolio of products through general retail, e-commerce, foodservice, deli, member stores, and value-added goods, where Litehouse products are featured in meal and salad kits. Litehouse is proud to be 100% employee-owned, and each one of the employee-owners delivers on high standards of quality and innovation.

For more information, visit www.litehousefoods.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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