Randall Foods, a provider of fresh poultry and meat products and a portfolio company of private equity firm Highview Capital, announced that food industry veteran M. Scott Dineen has been its appointed president and chief executive officer.
Dineen replaces President Ron Totin, who is retiring after leading the business since 1984.
Dineen will oversee Randall’s strategy and operations, with a focus on scaling the business through increased geographical coverage and an expanded product offering, the companies said in a press release.
Dineen brings nearly 18 years of experience leading food processing, manufacturing and distribution businesses, with an expertise in protein products including beef, seafood and poultry. Most recently, Dineen was president of Sierra Meat & Seafood Co., an independent Certified Angus Beef distributor.
He is credited with improving the company’s key operational metrics, including material margins, labor dollars per pound and days sales outstanding, and achieved positive EBITDA in each quarter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Befor joining Sierra Meat & Seafood, Dineen was vice president of purchasing and production for Newport Meat Co., a protein processing and distribution company owned by Sysco, a leading global food distributor. Earlier in his career, he also held a senior role with Conagra Foods.
“Scott’s track record of success managing and growing food- and protein-centric businesses makes him a perfect fit to lead Randall into its next chapter,” said Steve Russell, senior portfolio manager at Highview, who said plans are to expand the business through both organic initiatives and additional acquisitions.
The Los Angeles-based private equity firm earlier this year announced it bought Vernon, Calif.-based Randall Foods from the family of Stan Bloom.