Litehouse Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company and the number-one Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S. and Canada, has named Robert (Rob) Tyrrell to the role of Vice President, Manufacturing. In his position, Rob will oversee the operations of five food manufacturing facilities in multiple states to support the company’s fast-paced growth in the dressings, dips, sauces, cheese and herb categories. In the past two years, Litehouse has nearly doubled the size of its manufacturing operations, and invested more than $30 million on facilities, equipment and innovations to meet increased consumer demand. Rob will further contribute to the company’s ongoing expansion and operational efficiencies.
A graduate of University of Texas Arlington with a degree in Microbiology, Rob is a 25-year industry veteran who brings to Litehouse extensive food industry expertise in manufacturing, food safety, supply chain management, co-packing and packaging innovation. Most recently, he spent more than a decade at The Hain Celestial Group, holding key manufacturing and operations positions.
Rob is a key strategic addition to our executive management team and will bring years of invaluable operational experience to Litehouse,” said Jim Frank, President and CEO. “We continue to invest in our manufacturing capabilities. Rob’s vision and expertise will help ensure Litehouse capitalizes on our investments and opportunities.”
Following a relocation from Texas, Rob, his wife and their daughter are excited for their new life in Sandpoint, Idaho, and look forward to being active members of their community.
“Litehouse is a growing, dynamic company and a category-leading brand, and I’m excited to join my fellow employee-owners as the company continues to expand and innovate,” added Rob.
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.