LENEXA, KAS. — Ryan Barnett has joined Caravan Ingredients as marketing insight coordinator. Mr. Barnett will be responsible for supporting both the marketing and sales departments with an emphasis on the expansion of consumer insights.

Mr. Barnett has a background in consumer research and previously worked for Information Resources, Inc. as a client solutions manager for Hostess Brands. Earlier, he was an account sales manager at Pepsi Americas, Inc.

"As we continue to build our consumer insights and category management strategies here at Caravan Ingredients, Ryan will bring tremendous intellectual assets that will be a benefit to our organization and the marketing team," said Jim Wells, national insights manager.