Litehouse Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company and the number-one Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S. and Canada, today announced the appointment of Charmaine Cook as Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Cook brings years of HR experience to Litehouse and is a key addition to the company and its senior leadership team.
Previously, Cook served as the Vice President of Human Resources with The Hain Celestial Group and as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for The Broe Group, for their U.S. and Canadian businesses. At Hain, Cook oversaw HR services for the global company with over 5,000 employees and played a key role in supporting the company’s growth during her nearly seven-year tenure. Since 2016, Cook has owned and operated her own HR consulting business in Denver, Colorado.
“I am honored to join a team that demonstrates integrity, accountability, and dedication in their daily work and lives,” comments Cook. “I am proud to join my fellow employee-owners in a shared mission to grow the perimeter of the grocery store and lead in product innovation, which continues to make Litehouse a world-class place to work.
“One of our strategic priorities as a 100 percent employee-owned company is to engage, develop and empower our employee owners,” states Jim Frank, Litehouse President and CEO.” As we position for growth and succession, Charmaine is a leader who embraces our company principles and knows that great companies only thrive with great employees. We are delighted to have her expertise and guidance as we continue to grow.”
Cook holds an Education Teaching Credential and has received two national HR certifications. She has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member for colleges and universities in California, Colorado, and New York. Currently, Cook is completing her B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on HR Management and Organizational Leadership and Development from Colorado State University.
About Litehouse, Inc.
Litehouse, Inc. started in the Hope, Idaho restaurant of the Hawkins family over 50 years ago. Since that time, it has become the leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, sauces, herbs, and cheese, manufacturing these delicious products at its three U.S. facilities based in Michigan, Utah and Idaho. 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 carries on the high standards of quality and innovation. For more information, visit www.LitehouseFoods.com, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.