An artist’s rendering of the planned expansion at Henny Penny’s Eaton campus. Contributed

Henny Penny announces executive moves

Eaton-based food preparation- and restaurant-equipment manufacturer Henny Penny is announcing new executive moves.

Steve Maggard has been promoted to Henny Penny president, and Ryan Kutter was promoted from vice president of global customer experience to senior vice president, the company said Monday.

As well, Rob Connelly will continue as the company’s chief executive and was appointed chair of the Henny Penny board, the company also said.

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A 37-year veteran of Henny Penny, Maggard will oversee business operations and support initiatives that will “fuel the company’s momentum, including a major expansion of its Eaton campus along with developments in automation,” the company said in a release.

Steve Maggard
Photo: Staff Writer

“Steve’s global operations experience, deep product knowledge and strong leadership will serve us well as we continue to solve the problems of our customers around the world,” Connelly said in a company statement.

Maggard has spent the majority of his career at Henny Penny, serving in a variety of leadership roles in global sales and operations. He most recently served as executive vice president.

Ryan Kutter
Photo: Staff Writer

Kutter will continue to lead the company’s global customer experience team including sales, services, marketing and product strategy. He began his career at Henny Penny in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles ranging from engineering to sales.

“This new decade is our opportunity to make things remarkably better for Henny Penny, our customers, our community and our employee owners,” Connelly said. “Steve and Ryan will serve as an integral part of our success.”

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