Idahoan Foods Taps Hanold Associates for Head of HR Search

Idahoan Foods

Hanold Associates has launched the Head of Human Resources search for Idahoan Foods. Karlis Antons and Katie Wolf are leading the search for the role located at Idahoan Foods national headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Human Resources will be a key collaborator with the Idahoan Food’s Strategic Leadership Team and will fully participate in developing human resources processes to enable the business and executing strategic growth initiatives, particularly from the perspective of recruitment strategies. They will lead Human Resources across corporate and the non-union manufacturing plant facilities. Bringing a strong employee relations focus, they will shape human capital programs across talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, benefits, learning and talent development. They will work closely with the CEO and Vice President of Operations to ensure the growth of the talent base within the organization.