Kosher food company names division leader

Kayco, a Bayonne-based maker and supplier of kosher foods, has named a new leader for its Beyond division, it announced recently.

Brian Gormley, a former Ocean Spray Cranberries executive, will serve as executive vice president and general manager for Kayco Beyond, which includes the Absolutely Gluten Free, Beetology and Mighty Sesame brands, among others.

“Our vision is to reach consumers beyond the kosher section,” Mordy Herzog, Kayco’s CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Today’s shoppers are looking for on-trend products, with strong attributes that encompass this division’s core values, from fair trade to gluten free, organics as well as kosher. Kayco has proven itself uniquely capable of filling that demand. Brian Gormley will be coming on board to lead Kayco’s Beyond division. We are enthusiastic that Brian will develop this Kayco division into a key growth engine for our company.”

Gormley, who spent more than 14 years with Ocean Spray, most recently as senior director in the groceries business, will be responsible for driving sales and marketing initiatives for Kayco Beyond, seeking both short- and long-term growth and reaching profit objectives.

“As Kayco Beyond continues to grow, so does the need for an experienced leader at the helm,” Ilan Ron, Kayco’s president, said in a statement. “Brian brings more than two decades of U.S. and international sales and marketing experience to Kayco. His background and skill set as an accomplished business leader makes him ideally suited for this challenging role. We are extremely excited to have Brian fill this strategic role.”

Gormley will officially start Oct. 3.