IRVINE, California, August 18, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Don Mayer as Operations Manager and Plant General Manager at Ventura Foods in Brea, California.

Before joining Ventura Foods, Mr. Mayer was Plant Manager and General Manager at Marietta in Los Angeles, California. Prior to Marietta, Mr. Mayer held the position of Vice President of Operations and General Manager at Bocchi Laboratories in Santa Clarita, California.

Mr. Mayer has a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Mr. Mayer also has his Master of Business Administration from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

About Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods ( headquartered in Brea, California, goes back to the late 19th century, in the richest growing regions of the United States. Building on a tradition of hard work, quality products and attention to the changing needs of customers and consumers, the company continuously expanded and evolved. By specializing in quality foods including oils, shortenings, margarine, dressings, mayonnaise, sauces, soup bases and flavor bases, Venture Foods developed a reputation for providing foods that consumers enjoy, while supplying commercial customers with ingredients for their success: products, services and programs that enhance business and increase sales.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.