IRVINE, California, November 15, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Derek Fields as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Rehrig Pacific Company, a global leader in providing operational and supply chain optimization solutions.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jake Vander Zanden, Principal Consultant; Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; and Sara Pizarro, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Vander Zanden, “With his wealth of sales experience over the course of his career, Derek is the perfect fit for this role. He will prove to be an inspiring leader at this mission-focused company.”  Will Rehrig, President at Rehrig Pacific Company, added, “Jake, Jeff, Jason, and Sara were great team to work with.  They took the time to truly understand what makes Rehrig Pacific tick and were very accommodating in designing the ideal applicant pool.  We were very happy with McDermott & Bull throughout the search process and it resulted in an excellent fit for our senior leadership team.”

Fields began his career at Kraft Foods, later moving on to Corning Consumer Products Company, Sara Lee Corporation, Schwartz Retail Supply Services, and Hedstrom Corporation in increasing sales roles.  In 2004, Fields joined Disney Consumer Products as a Sales Director, responsible for driving brand awareness and leading strategic operating plans.  Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales & Retail Business Development at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, where he developed domestic retail business strategies, programs, and promotions to maximize growth opportunities for the business.

Fields received his B.A. in Business Communications from Northern Kentucky University.

About Rehrig Pacific Company

Rehrig Pacific Company is a culturally rich company, and a leader in providing operational and supply chain optimization solutions for 11 vertical industries: Bakery; Beverage; Dairy; Environmental; Foodservice; Fresh Produce; Protein; Beer, Wine and Spirits; Retail; Automotive Aftermarket; Home Improvement; and Upstream Supply Chain for CPGs.  Rehrig Pacific’s optimization solutions derive from the belief in challenging the status quo on how products and ideas move.  The company’s proven success comes from focusing on driving value by answering the needs of its customers’, integrating technology to eliminate waste, enhancing the consumer’s experience, continually delivering solutions that are simple and easy to implement, and providing ideas that are driven by a relentless commitment to sustainability.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.