Second Nature Brands has named Mack Phillips as the company's new chief supply chain Officer.
In this role, Phillips will be responsible for the end-to-end supply chain, including oversight of plant-level procurement, production planning, manufacturing and distribution.
"I am excited to be joining a fast-moving, innovation-focused company in Second Nature Brands, and I’m thrilled to get to work with such a talented team on high-quality products for consumers' evolving snacking and treating needs," Phillips said.
Phillips brings to Second Nature Brands more than 30 years of supply chain expertise. He joins from Mars Wrigley, where, over the course of 20 years, he led locations of increasing size and scope, with responsibility for safety, quality, operations, and strategic master-planning. Most recently, he was site director at Mars' mega-factory in Cleveland, Tennessee, which produces M&M'S & Twix. Phillips previously was site director at Mars' snacks factory in Georgia, and the Ethel M premium chocolate factory in Nevada.
"Mack is a proven leader who is known for creating highly engaged teams, developing people and delivering results, and we're excited to have him join Second Nature Brands as we accelerate the growth of our family of market-leading brands, Kar's Nuts, Second Nature Snacks, and Sanders Chocolates," said Victor Mehren, CEO of Second Nature Brands. "As our new chief supply chain officer, he has a critical role in ensuring that production of our snacks and treats products keeps pace with our high growth agenda. This is especially important in today's increasingly complex supply chain environment."
Over the past few years, Second Nature Brands has invested in new product development, ingredient sourcing, innovative business processes and in increasing its capacity to reimagine premium snacks and treats in the growing better-for-you and permissible indulgence spaces.
Among a range of initiatives, Second Nature Brands opened its Innovation Center at its Sanders factory in Clinton Township, Michigan in June. This year, the company has brought to market more than 25 new better-for-you products across its brands in partnership with retailers and through the brands' direct-to-consumer e-commerce channels.