Saturday, July 5, 2014
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mars Food US's Uncle Ben's Rice plants in Greenville and Bolton are getting a new director of manufacturing.
The Rancho Dominguez, California.-based privately held food company has hired 33-year-old Jair Cole to head up both facilities.
The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1jNAcir ) Cole starts his new job Monday and will be based in Greenville.
Cole was born in Canada, grew up in Trinidad & Tobago. In 2001, he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Florida A&M University.
He joined PepsiCo in 2002 and most recently served as the director of supply chain for the company's Bridgeview, Illinois-based facility, which produces Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni.
Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com