Hanold Associates Recruits Idahoan Foods’ Head of Human Resources

Idahoan Foods

Hanold Associates recruits Kristie Ferriell-Beck as the Head of Human Resources for Idahoan Foods. Katie Wolf led the search for the role located at Idahoan Foods national headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Kristie Ferriell-Beck joins Idahoan Foods from General Cable Corp where she worked as Director, HR Business Partner and before that held the position of Head of HR Foodservice for Kraft Heinz Company. At Idahoan Foods, Ms. Ferriell-Beck will lead Human Resources across corporate and the non-union manufacturing plant facilities to shape human capital programs for talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, benefits and learning and talent development. Reporting to the CEO, she will be a key collaborator with their Strategic Leadership Team and will fully participate in developing human resources processes to execute strategic growth initiatives, particularly from the perspective of recruitment strategies and training and retaining employees.

‘Kristie’s blend of industry experience, engaging style and approach, solid HR and business acumen makes her an excellent addition to Idahoan’s executive team. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish together!’ said Katie Wolf, partner on the search.

Idahoan Foods is a privately held global provider of a wide range of predominately premium branded dehydrated potato products for retail, food service and industrial markets. As one of the largest dehydrated potato manufacturers, Idahoan provides innovative and award-winning product solutions such as their Steakhouse line of products. Idahoan Foods provides a wide variety of brands including Idahoan® and Honest Earth®. Customers can find Idahoan® branded products in all major retail and club outlets throughout the United States.

The company is entrepreneurial, growth-oriented and fast-paced, and offers a high quality of life with ample outdoor recreation and activities. They are located just a couple hours from Yellowstone National Park, Grand Targhee Resort and Sun Valley Ski Resort.

R.D. Offutt Company is the parent company of Idahoan Foods. R.D. Offutt and affiliates are the largest potato grower in the United States, operating farms in seven states. They are also involved in five potato processing facilities in three states that produce frozen potato products, fresh pack potatoes and potato flakes. These products are sold into both the retail and food service markets. In excess of 50,000 acres of potatoes are grown annually for the frozen processing and fresh markets across the broader organization. R.D. Offutt Company is based in Fargo, North Dakota, and was established in 1964 and allows Idahoan Foods to run autonomously while providing tremendous support.

Idahoan Foods offers over 250 product configurations for retail, food service, ingredient and export channels using the most sophisticated cooking techniques and equipment available. Their products are sold in 40 countries worldwide, either directly or indirectly. International expansion is a key growth area going forward—continuing with the United Kingdom and Europe.