Berner Food & Beverage appoints new management | New


DAKOTA, III., December 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Berner Food and Beverage LLC, a leading private label and contract manufacturing supplier of quality food and beverage products, recently introduced several new members to the leadership team of the company. Kelly diamond, formerly Vice President of Operations, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. David Dunavant also joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Shelia kolden joined as Director of Purchasing, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).

“Please join us in congratulating Kelly diamond on his promotion to the position of COO and welcoming David Dunavant as chief financial officer and Shelia kolden as the new Director of Purchasing and S&OP ”, said Kurt seagrist, Managing Director, Berner. “Kelly diamond has proven time and time again that she is an effective leader and a vital member of the Berner team. We look forward to seeing the impact she will have in guiding Berner as the new COO. We are also extremely pleased that David Dunavant and Shelia kolden have also joined our management team. They will bring new energy and further support our efforts as our organization moves into the future as a leading supplier of food and beverage products to our customers and retail partners. “

As COO, Kelly diamond manages all functional areas of operations, supply chain and mechanical engineering at Berner. Her work as Vice President of Operations, combined with years of experience and knowledge of all phases of operations, and her commitment to cross-collaboration have well prepared her for success in this new role. Before joining Berner in 2017, Kelly diamond spent almost a decade at Dean Foods. She also brings experience of positions at Woodward, Inc. and Anderson Packaging Inc. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in technical and scientific communication from Michigan Technical University and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Northern Illinois.

As Chief Financial Officer, David Dunavant will manage all of Berner’s financial activities. He has over 15 years of experience as a CFO, most recently with Vital Records Control Companies. His tenure also includes Monogram Foods, LEDIC Management Group, Hilton Worldwide, Kellogg Company and as a member of the United States Navy. In addition to becoming a chartered accountant (CPA), he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration in finance, insurance and real estate from the University of Memphis.

As Director of Purchasing and S&OP, Shelia kolden will manage multiple business segments, including purchasing and supplier relationships, as well as supply chain and operations. His most recent role was as purchasing manager at Monogram Foods. She also brings experience with Morpak Specialties, Woodgrain Millwork, Cooper Aircraft and McKinney Aerospace Ltd. Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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About Berner Food & Beverage

Berner Food & Beverage is a leading private label supplier of quality food and drink products to the majority of the major retail chains across all trade channels. They provide a single source of supply for Store branded products and contract manufacturing. Their recent addition of production and 200,000 square foot warehouse increases capacity, making Berner Food & Beverage a one-stop food and beverage partner, including processed dips, sauces, aerosol cheese and coffees. and RTD teas. Their facilities are USDA approved, SQF2000 level III, HACCP certified and meet the exacting standards of virtually all major retailers in North America.

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