Overhill Farms Names Robert C. Bruning Chief Financial Officer
01/25/2012 - LOS ANGELES (Marketwire) - James Rudis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Overhill Farms, Inc. (NYSE Amex: OFI) today announced the resignation of Tracy E. Quinn as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 24, 2012 and the appointment of Robert C. Bruning as her replacement.
Ms. Quinn, who has served Overhill Farms since September 2007, first as Interim CFO and later as CFO, is resigning to spend more time with her family. Prior to joining Overhill Farms, she spent 21 years with the H. J. Heinz Company, where she held various senior-level finance and operations positions in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Rudis said, "We are extremely grateful for the many contributions Tracy has made to Overhill Farms, in both financial and operational areas. Tracy had an important role in reducing the company's debt and refinancing that debt on very favorable terms. Additionally, she played a significant part in our obtaining new accounts and relationships, and in launching our Boston Market initiative, which will be an important part of Overhill's future."
Mr. Rudis added, "We understand Tracy's desire to end her long commute and spend more time with her family, and we appreciate her willingness to remain with the company to ensure a smooth transition for her replacement."
Overhill Farms has appointed Robert C. Bruning as Chief Financial Officer to replace Ms. Quinn. He will join Overhill Farms immediately, in order to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
"Bob's deep experience in the food industry, industrial processing and finance will be extremely valuable to Overhill Farms," said Mr. Rudis. "His financial expertise and hands-on understanding of production management make him an ideal member of our management team."
In the food industry, Mr. Bruning was Chief Financial Officer of Okami, Inc., a food processing and distribution company, from 2006 until it was acquired by another firm in 2011, and earlier was Chief Financial Officer of Zacky Farms, Inc. In the manufacturing sector he was Chief Financial Officer of Coastcast Corporation, a precision manufacturing company, and was a financial consultant to Kaiser Aluminum and several other companies.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bruning was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) as Partner-In-Charge of its manufacturing consulting group in Southern California. Previously he was a Partner with Anderson Consulting, overseeing computer information systems for manufacturing companies.
He received his bachelor's degree in economics, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, currently on inactive status.
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