Teasdale Latin Foods Appoints Tim O’Connor as CEO

Teasdale Latin Foods, a provider of Hispanic foods and majority-owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps Group, announced that Tim O’Connor had joined Teasdale as Chief Executive Officer.

The Hispanic food company said O’Connor brings strong leadership in the food industry and deep financial and operational expertise.

O’Connor served as CEO of Richelieu Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer of private retail label frozen and deli pizza in the US, from 2013 to 2019. He previously served as their CFO from 2011 to 2013.

“Tim is the ideal leader for Teasdale,” said Don Sturdivant, Teasdale’s Chairman of the Board and Snow Phipps Group Operating Partner. “His extensive food and operational background and strategic execution skills will help Teasdale strengthen operations and capitalize on key growth opportunities. We believe his strong leadership experience will help Teasdale execute its continued growth plan.”

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Other notable positions held by O’Connor include:

  • Executive Vice President and CFO at LoJack Corporation, a global leader in finding and recovering a wide range of mobile assets and people, including cars, construction equipment, and cargo.
  • Senior Vice President of Finance Operations at American Tower Corporation, a $1.5 billion leading wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company.
  • Various executive roles at The Procter & Gamble Company and Gillette Company.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Teasdale platform,” said O’Connor. “I am impressed with how comprehensively Teasdale serves its customers by providing solutions for the growing Hispanic eating occasion and supporting its best-in-class customer base. I look forward to accomplishing even more with the Teasdale team.”

Teasdale also announced that Chris Sliva joined the Board of Directors. Sliva has more than 30 years of food experience, including serving in executive roles at Advance Pierre, TreeHouse, Dean Foods, and other consumer companies.

The Hispanic food supplier said that Sliva’s experience in food would be an asset for O’Connor and the management team as Teasdale focuses on the operational and commercial initiatives underway.

“Throughout his career, Tim has demonstrated his ability to manage complex organizations and unlock potential for value, and we are thrilled to have him join Teasdale,” said Sliva. “He has been responsible for the development and successful execution of short- and long-term strategies, including business transformations, manufacturing expansions, sale processes, and other strategic initiatives.  He has also effectively managed financial operations and operational assignments in distribution and logistics, procurement, information technology, compliance, and human resources.”

“We are extremely enthusiastic over both Tim and Chris joining Teasdale,” said Gerald Sheehan, Partner at Snow Phipps Group. “We look forward to leveraging their deep food expertise and knowledge to lead Teasdale into its next phase of transformational growth.”

Teasdale Latin Foods is a leading provider of branded and private label Latin foods for over 70 years. Teasdale services all channels of distribution nationally and operates facilities in Atwater (CA), Hoopeston (IL), Greeley (CO), Louisville (KY), Buda (TX), Carrollton (TX), with a corporate office headquarters at its Carrollton facility.