C.J. Foods Adds to Board of Directors



C.J. Foods, Inc. (CJF) appointed Paul Wagstaff to its board of directors. 

The board was expanded following the company’s acquisition of American Nutrition, Inc. (ANI) and the combined entity is an independent manufacturer of super premium pet food that produces more than one billion pounds of pet food annually.

Wagstaff joins CJF by transitioning from his former role serving on the advisory board of ANI. He will concentrate his efforts on bringing his expertise in consumer product marketing to expand the company’s innovation portfolio. 

Wagstaff is the co-founder of Embassy Park Investment Company LLC, an investment and advisory firm that acts as both an investor and advisor to businesses in the manufacturing and or sales and marketing of branded, private label and co-manufactured food products. Previously, Wagstaff was co-founder and CEO of Eagle Family Foods, a private equity-backed consumer processed goods food company which he established after completing the platform acquisition of Eagle Brand Milk from The J.M. Smucker Company. Wagstaff also served as president of The J.M. Smucker Company U.S. Retail consumer foods division where he successfully led a $2.4 billion business in net sales. 


“Paul brings his expertise in the consumable category to drive our innovation agenda,” said David McLain, CEO, C.J. Foods. “He also brings deep experience and keen insight on how to integrate companies following an acquisition, and we believe that his counsel will create a major impact.”


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