(St. Louis, MO) May 30, 2006 Anchor Packaging announces the addition of Andy Rikand to its staff, as Director of Information Technology. Andy joins Anchor from Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. At Accenture, he held a number of positions during his 9-year tenure, culminating with the position of Senior Manager.
Anchor’s dedicated customer focus and continued strong growth have necessitated the implementation of a new ERP system. Mr. Rikand will lead this key initiative, along with overseeing all IT activities at the company. Andy’s experience with enterprise-scale IT projects, and ERP systems in particular, make him uniquely suited to lead this function within Anchor during this time period.
“Andy brings a wealth of systems knowledge, process improvement and strategic development experience to Anchor.”, said Steven Riek, CFO. “And with the upcoming ERP implementation, Andy will be a tremendous asset to our team”
Anchor’s product line includes upscale take-out packaging used for merchandising prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets, take-out containers in restaurants and other foodservice operations, deli cup containers, all purpose cling film and high barrier trays. Culinary Classics®, MicroRaves®, MicroRounds®, Gourmet Classics®, Microlite®, Bon Faire® and Deli View® are among Anchor’s unique product lines. Anchor also provides custom package design and manufacture for many large food companies in the U.S. and Canada.