Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 29, 2004


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: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the company

and a picture of the things you're doing at the present time.

Mr. Williams: Monterey Pasta was founded in 1987 in