Sammy Duda to become CEO of Duda Farm Fresh Foods in ’23
Sammy Duda has been chosen to be Duda Farm Fresh Foods’ next CEO. He is currently the family-owned company’s president.
This decision to promote Sammy Duda marks the culmination of a nearly year-long process led by Duda’s board of directors with support from an international leadership advisory firm.
Sammy Duda has been with the operation since 1985. He previously served as vice president of operations and senior VP of operations.
“I couldn’t be more humbled and proud to have the opportunity to lead Duda as a fourth-generation family member and continue our commitment to our values,” Duda said. “I look forward to learning from and working with Duda’s leaders and board of directors for the continued success of the company and all of its stakeholders.”
Sammy Duda will officially take over as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, when current CEO David Duda steps away from the role. David Duda has been CEO since 2010 and was the first member of the Duda’s family fourth generation to serve in that role.
“We have been blessed with great foresight by previous generations, plus an ongoing commitment to leadership succession within this fourth generation of the Duda family,” David Duda. “I’m grateful to everyone for my 12 years as CEO and am excited to work closely with Sammy through the remainder of my tenure as we prepare for the transition.
“Sammy is skilled at building relationships, and I am confident he will do a great job as the new CEO.”
Over the next six months, Sammy will work alongside David Duda, DUDA’s executive leadership team, and the company’s board of directors to make his transition as seamless and productive as possible at both the Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Duda corporate executive levels.