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A managing director from the firm that handled the spinoff of the Buitoni refrigerated pasta business from Nestlé will become the new company’s CEO.

Peter Wilson is a managing director at Brynwood Partners, which describes itself as “a consumer-focused lower middle market private equity fund.” Wilson will be the CEO of Buitoni Foods, recently sold off by Nestlé in a deal handled by Brynwood. Before joining Brynwood, Peter was president and CEO of Brynwood’s portfolio companies, including DeMet’s Candy Company and Balance Bar Company. He was also responsible for the oversight of the operation of Joseph Frozen Foods, which was divested by Brynwood in 2019.

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