06-Dec-2021 - Buitoni Food Company

Buitoni Food Company Appoints Graham Corneck as President and Chief Executive Officer

Buitoni Food Company ("Buitoni Foods") is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham R. Corneck as its new President and CEO. Mr. Corneck will be replacing Peter Wilson, who will rejoin Brynwood Partners as Managing Director and Chairman of Buitoni Foods. 

In June 2020, Buitoni Foods was established by Brynwood Partners VIII L.P. to acquire the North American Buitoni business from Nestlé USA, Inc. ("Nestlé"). Buitoni is an iconic brand and a national leader in the refrigerated pasta, sauces and cheese categories. The company is headquartered in Stamford, CT and operates a 240,000 square foot vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Danville, VA.

"We are excited to announce the addition of Graham Corneck to the Buitoni Foods' team. Graham has demonstrated enormous success in his food centric career working across many disciplines and in executive roles.  His extensive background in managing brand driven companies with manufacturing operations in the food and snack sectors will immediately benefit the Buitoni Foods' business," said Henk Hartong, Brynwood Partners' Chairman and CEO.

Prior to joining Buitoni Foods, Mr. Corneck was an officer in the US Navy followed by many years with Campbell Soup Company and Popcorn Indiana. During his tenure with Campbell Soup Company, Graham led a breadth of teams ranging from finance, IT, and strategy to supply chain and business integration.

"Buitoni Foods is operated by a solid group of experienced executives who have previously rejuvenated similar brands with great heritage. With Brynwood Partners' support, I am excited to lead this team of more than 525 loyal employees as we innovate and build on the famous Buitoni foundation of great tasting, authentic, high-quality foods," said Graham Corneck.

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