Natural and organic food distributor KeHE Distributors’ Tree of Life subsidiary announced this week it has hired Lisa MacNeil as president, effective Oct. 12.
Tree of Life is KeHE’s wholly-owned subsidiary serving Canada.
Following the retirement of Bill Ivany, Jamie Moody had assumed the president role while leading the search for Ivany’s replacement. Moody will resume his role as vice chair of the Tree of Life Canada Advisory Board and as an adviser to Tree of Life and KeHE Distributors once MacNeil is onboarded.
MacNeil is an experienced food industry leader who started her career in sales with Canada Packers and then in more senior roles at Gordon Food Service. She is currently president of Gordon Food Service Ontario, running their largest division in Canada. Additionally, MacNeil was nominated as one of the Most Influential Women in Supply Chain Canada.
Tree of Life Canada says it is one of Canada’s premier routes to market for specialty, natural and fresh foods. KeHE Distributors is a pure-play distributor of natural and organic, specialty, and fresh products to natural food stores, chain and independent grocery stores, e-commerce retailers and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. It has more than 5,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada.