As CEO of the dairy industry’s most iconic heritage brand, Tony Sarsam leads more than 3,300 employees across 13 plants and nearly 100 branches. Tony joined Borden in March 2018 and has since focused on building a strong People First culture as the company renews its commitment to innovation and growth. In 2019, he was named one of the Most Admired CEOs in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.
With more than three decades of experience in the food industry, Tony has come to understand every side of the consumer-packaged goods business – from the plant floor to the C-suite. Before joining Borden, Tony served as CEO of Ready Pac Foods. His People First approach to leadership helped Ready Pac grow by more than 60% and establish a dominant 80% share of the complete meal salad category. Tony’s success at Ready Pac attracted great interest and culminated in the sale of the business to Bonduelle in 2017.
Prior to leading Ready Pac, Tony was President of the Nestlé USA Direct Store Delivery Company, which serves Nestlé frozen pizza and ice cream businesses and is the world’s largest frozen DSD sales organization. He has also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations at Dreyer’s, which was acquired by Nestlé. Tony began his career at PepsiCo, where he started as an associate engineer and progressed through a series of leadership roles, including Plant Manager, Director of Finance and Region Vice President for Sales and Distribution in the West.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford. He resides in Dallas with his wife and children.
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