ABBOTTSTOWN, PA. — Charles (Chuck) Sinon has been promoted to vice-president of sales at G&S Foods, Inc., a co-packer and private label manufacturer of salty snacks. He succeeds Bud Shull, who is retiring from the company after 13 years. 

“Bud has been an invaluable asset to the company with much of our growth and strong customer relationships directly attributable to his intellect and remarkable work ethic,” said Steve Garvick, senior vice-president. “We were aware of Bud’s intent to retire for some time, which allowed us to proactively build our succession plan.”

Mr. Sinon began his snack career under the sales management of Mr. Shull at Bon Ton/York Snacks. From there, he was at the forefront of the organic snack movement — first substantially growing Guiltless Gourmet tortilla chips by repositioning the snack from specialty distribution to direct-store delivery distribution, and later as an owner of Mesa Foods.

“The Warehime family and G&S Foods have both played a role in the success I’ve experienced during my career, and I am excited to return the favor by working to expand the company’s reach through innovation, strategy and partnerships,” Mr. Sinon said.

In addition to Mr. Sinon’s promotion, Travis Grim has been named vice-president of R.&D. at G&S Foods. He will be responsible for product innovation, development and quality control.

Prior to G&S, Mr. Grim was vice-president of R.&D. at Snyder’s-Lance, where he spent his entire professional career.

“The entrepreneurial spirit at G&S paired with decades of industry experience is quite unique,” Mr. Grim said. “With that backdrop, I am confident we can continue to expand our capabilities and offerings, while maintaining our focus on consistent quality and service for our customers.”

Established in York County, Pa., in 1996, G&S Foods is a co-packer and private label manufacturer of salty snacks. In 1999, G&S Foods purchased Tastysnack Quality Foods, which allowed G&S to add enrobing capabilities. Shortly after the acquisition, the companies moved to a 110,000-square-foot facility in Abbottstown, which is strategically located close to the largest retail markets and at the heart of the snack food manufacturing industry.

The company makes pellet snacks, pita chips, snack mixes, popcorn, flavored pretzels, cheese products, extruded products and enrobed products. The company also has a range of packaging capabilities, including form and fill bags, pouch style bags, bulk boxes, pallet display units, shippers/floor displays, tubs and containers and barrels.

G&S Foods was acquired earlier this year by MAW Acquisitions LP, which is made up of former owners of Snyder’s Bakery.