Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 7, 2005

James Williams – Monterey Gourmet Foods Inc (psta)

JAMES M. WILLIAMS has served since October 2002 as President/CEO of California-based Monterey Gourmet Foods, inc., a leader in refrigerated gourmet fresh pastas and sauces. He brought his solid food industry background to Monterey, including 12 years as President/CEO of the upscale cheese manufacturer, Bongrain Cheese-USA, and with Hillshire Farms, where he helped develop 'Deli-Select,' a brand that launched the deli meat category to a new level. Profile
TWST: Would you comment on the name change of the company?

Mr. Williams: Under the original name, Monterey Pasta Company, our focus

was manufacturing fresh pastas and sauces. In 2003, we saw