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Chuck Shive Named New CEO of Mikesell's Snack Food Company

May 14, 2012

Dayton, Ohio (May 14, 2012) - Mikesell's Snack Food Company, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio with manufacturing plants in Dayton and Indianapolis and distribution centers in Cincinnati, Columbus, Sabina and Louisville, today announced Charles (Chuck) Shive, Jr. as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. This announcement follows the retirement of its most recent CEO, David Ray, who had been with the company for seven years.

“I’m honored to be working with such a talented and passionate team,” said Shive. “As a fourth generation business, Mikesell's has a rich history built on passion and excellence and we will continue strengthening this company with these values in mind. We have exciting plans for this more than 100-year-old brand and we look forward to building on our current successes.”

Shive joined Mikesell's 10 months ago as the Executive Vice president of Marketing. In the past 10 months, Shive has worked closely with Ray in all areas of the business.

“I’ve truly enjoyed working with Chuck over the last year,” said Ray. “He is dedicated to this company and this brand and has a great vision for the future of Mikesell's. I look forward to watching them progress and grow.”


Shive has more than 22 years of marketing and sales experience for major national and international brands, including Brown-Forman and E&J Gallo Winery. As a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies Class A affiliate (Martinsville, VA), his passion and disciplined approach for success has made him a valued leader in his career.

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About Mikesell's Snack Food Company
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio since 1910, Mikesell's Snack Food Company manufactures and/or distributes snack foods such as potato chips, pretzels, puffcorn, popcorn, cheese curls and tortilla chips in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Central Illinois. It has manufacturing plants in Dayton and Indianapolis and distribution centers in Cincinnati, Columbus, Greenville, Sabina and Louisville. In 1910, Daniel W. Mikesell started a successful business selling dried beef and sausage. Shortly after, he purchased a potato-cutting machine and turned his small company into a multimillion dollar enterprise spanning more than 100 years and counting. Although many things have evolved over the years, the dedication to developing the highest quality products has never changed. From the potato to the premium oil used, quality is never compromised. It is this dedication that has helped Mikesell's remain an industry leader and one of the oldest potato chip manufacturers in the United States.

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