Leading vegetable and salad producer, Troy Foods has appointed Peter Canetti as managing director of its rapidly expanding salads division.
Peter, who has worked in chilled food manufacturing for 26 years, joins from Walkers Deli, part of the Samworth Brothers Group, where he was production director. Prior to that, he spent six years with Greencore, latterly as general manager at its Spalding Food to Go operation.
In his new role, Peter will be responsible for leading Troy Foods’ successful salads division. He aims to further grow and develop the salads business both by seeking new opportunities with current customers and also by winning new customers as the company continues to expand its range of dressed salads which includes coleslaw, potato and pasta salads. It also offers a wide selection of savoury dips, sandwich fillings, snacks and speciality salads.
Peter comments: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join a wellestablished business with huge potential where I believe my input as part of the management team can make a real difference in helping take Troy Foods to the next level. We will continue to offer great products, drive industry leading customer service and product quality while running the business as efficiently as possible to ensure we are able to provide competitive prices.”
James Kempley, general manager of Troy Foods, adds: “With his impressive track record holding a number of senior roles in chilled food manufacturing with some of the biggest names in the UK, Peter brings a wealth of experience. We believe he will make a valuable contribution in helping us to achieve our aim of building Troy Foods into a £100m turnover business in the next five years as we continue to invest in our manufacturing facilities and team in order to reliably deliver quality and service to our customers.”
Dating back to the 1920s, the Yorkshire-based family business started out as a vegetable wholesale business.