Ken McFarland has joined Steviva Brands Inc., Steviva Ingredients and Bon Foods as director of operations.
McFarland brings nearly 20 years of industry process and personnel management, production and engineering experience to his new role. His background includes three years as operations director at Cascade Grain Products, based in Clatskanie, Ore., and 11 years in plant and project engineering and management roles at Archer Daniels Midland Co., in Peoria, Ill. He is also co-owner and president of Ye Ol’ Grog Distillery (YOGD), a craft distillery based in St. Helens, Ore.
“With Ken’s vast expertise in manufacturing processes and supply-chain management, we’re going to be able to take Steviva and Bon Foods to a whole new level,” said Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients. “In the short time that he’s been here, Ken has already demonstrated his abilities that will be supportive in fulfilling our customer needs and growing our businesses.”
He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, based in Golden, Colo., and resides in Longview, Wash.