James D’Agosta was recently named chief executive officer of Rite Stuff Foods, the Jerome, Idaho-based unit of Frostkrone USA that specializes in producing value-added frozen potato products including filled potato skins and wedges in various flavors, potato pancakes and rollers. in addition, its expanded line features Mozzarella Sticks, Cream Cheese Jalapeños and other finger foods.
D’Agosta (pictured above) succeeded John MacArthur, who had been in charge of business operations since the Reitberg, Germany-headquartered Frostkrone Food Group took over the company in 2018.
“The growth potential of Rite Stuff Foods is enormous,” said the new CEO. “We find ourselves in the extraordinary position of being able to offer our customers and the consumers true innovations, which are of amazingly high quality, taste good and are easy to prepare. And with a strong team at my side, I look forward to unleashing the full potential of our company.”
Previously D’Agosta had been with Marcal Manufacturing LLC for four years. Before that he spent a decade with Ventura Foods, during which time he rose to the position of senior vice president of international business.
“James D’Agosta is a very seasoned executive who looks ahead, thinks ahead and then acts with tremendous foresight. He drives forward processes effectively and has mastered the art of motivating teams. We are convinced that together we will achieve our set aims, strengthen our position and extend our market radius,” said Frostkrone Food Group CEO Frédéric Dervieux.
Frostkrone boasts several state-of-the-art production facilities in Germany, France and the United Kingdom as well as the USA. Since its founding in 1997, the company has established itself as an innovative trendsetter in the frozen convenience food segment. In addition to Rite Stuff Foods, Frostkrone Tiefkühlkost GmbH and Bornholter Käsevertriebs- und Produktionsgesellschaft GmbH, its operating companies include Piz’wich Europe SAS, Varenne Gastronomie SAS, Innovate Foods Ltd and Abergavenny Fine Food Ltd.