PHOENIX — Dan Hammer has joined Inventure Foods, Inc. as general manager, Frozen division. In this newly created position, Mr. Hammer will oversee Inventure’s Frozen division and will report to Terry McDaniel, president and chief executive officer.

“We are excited Dan joined our team with his extensive frozen foods experience across all sales channels and product categories,” Mr. McDaniel said. “This marks another important step in our investment in the growth of our Frozen division since the acquisition of Fresh Frozen Foods. We look forward to Dan’s contributions that we believe will help further position us for future growth across our frozen brand portfolio."

Mr. Hammer brings more than 30 years of general management and sales and marketing experience to Inventure Foods. Most recently, he was vice-president of marketing at Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods. From 2008 to 2011 he was senior vice-president of marketing at Schwans Consumer Brands. Prior to that, he worked at ConAgra Foods, Unilever, Snyder’s of Hanover and Nestle Foods.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.