Tom Vipond Promoted to Division General Manager

Mar 3, 2023

We’re excited to announce Tom Vipond as Division General Manager of PFI. In this role, he’s now responsible for both PFI locations and all operations.

“We’re truly excited to continue to work with Tom Vipond to grow PFI,” said Bob Grote, CEO of parent company Grote Company. “In his tenure with PFI, Tom has proven to be forward-thinking and bold, demonstrating a knack for understanding our customer’s needs and direction. His customer-centric focus promises to carry on our enduring commitment to each company we work with.”

“As part of the Grote family of brands, we at PFI look forward to working hand-in-hand to keep growing the business,” Vipond said. “As PFI heads into its next chapter, my focus is on our customers and building on our talented internal team.”

Vipond joined PFI in January 2022 as general manager at its Algona facility. He has more than two decades of experience in the food industry, much of it with PFI when it was known as Kofab.

PFI was acquired by Grote Company in 2021.

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