Ciranda names new CEO to succeed founder Friese

By Anthony Myers

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Philippe (JP) Tournoy. Pic: Ciranda
Philippe (JP) Tournoy. Pic: Ciranda

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Ciranda, a leading supplier of organic and fair-trade food ingredients, has announced that Jean-Philippe (JP) Tournoy will become the company’s new chief executive officer.

The employee-owned company operates from headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin, and is celebrating 25 years of organic ingredients.

It is also a leading global supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair-trade ingredients with expertise in gluten-free flours and starches; syrups and sweeteners; cocoa and chocolate; coconut products; fluid and powdered lecithins; and vegetable oils.

Tournoy’s fluency in international culture and language, combined with his extensive experience in global food ingredients make him a natural fit with the company’s core competencies of functional syrups, starches, flours, oils, cocoa and coconut products, a spokesperson for the company said.

Tournoy joins the company as CEO to succeed founder, Hans Friese. “Ciranda’s undeniable passion for the organic industry and social equity is inspiring​,” he said.“I am thrilled to be able to offer my knowledge and leadership to this team​.”

His professional history includes multiple, global roles within Cargill where he managed the operations and expansion of critical infrastructure.

It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the CEO of Ciranda​,” said Friese, “I am humbled by the work of this great team and to see all they have accomplished together. I believe Jean-Philippe is the right person to build on this momentum as our next CEO​.”

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