Farmer Bros. Co. announced the addition of Scott Bixby as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Direct Store Delivery (“DSD”), reporting to Mike Keown, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Bixby, who officially begins on May 27, will focus on driving greater efficiency, sales effectiveness and continued profitability growth within the Company’s DSD network.
“Scott will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said Mike Keown, President and CEO of Farmer Bros. Co. “We believe that his leadership experience and track record of driving exceptional business results will prove invaluable to our DSD organization moving forward.”
Most recently, Bixby was Vice President, Customer Development for the Hills Pet Nutrition Division of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, where he led a multi-functional organization delivering significant sales and profit.
Prior to that, he held leadership positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and customer business development with Food Service of America, Campbell Soup Company, and Procter & Gamble Co. Bixby’s record shows an emphasis on growing the business as well as on delivering top- and bottom-line results. Bixby holds a BS in Marketing and Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Bixby takes over from Tom Mortensen, who will be retiring effective July 1, 2015, after more than 36 years with the Company.
“Tom’s work and dedication to Farmer Brothers has been a tremendous example for the entire organization,” Keown said. “All of us wish Tom a healthy, happy retirement.”