Industry Expert Will Help Guide Margin and Cost Management Solutions
PITTSBURGH – July 16, 2014 – SCA Technologies, the leading provider of category sourcing and margin management solutions, announced that David Kowal, a highly-respected food manufacturing executive, has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
With over 25 years of food and beverage experience, David Kowal currently serves as the President of Champion Foods, a manufacturer of both branded and private label products. “David’s first-hand knowledge of the industry’s challenges to maintain margins has already proven beneficial to the manufacturing solution launch of SCA Planner,” commented Samarth Sarthi, CEO of SCA Technologies.
Prior to Champion Foods, David was President and Chief Executive Officer of Distant Lands Coffee Company, a specialty coffee company in Washington. David has also served as President of Dawn Food Products and held several leadership positions in management, operations and sales & marketing for Dawn Foods and The Pillsbury Company. “With today’s rapid pace of change, food manufacturers need the dynamic models provided by SCA to run scenarios with the latest demand and cost data to identify sourcing alternatives in real time,” stated David Kowal, President, Champion Foods.
SCA Technologies helps food manufacturers and foodservice providers overcome supply chain challenges and improve margins. By working with SCA to increase visibility, reduce risk and manage volatility food companies can:
- better manage prices and margins
- optimize sourcing and supply planning using more accurate and more complete costs
- leverage margin visibility to drive collaborative processes like sales and operations planning (S&OP) or promotions planning.
About SCA Technologies
SCA Technologies provides supply chain and cost management solutions that help food industry leaders maximize profits by better managing market, supply and demand volatility. Supply chain, procurement, and finance professionals use the unique cross-functional approach of the SCA Planner™ suite to make better decisions for billions in category spend each year. With this increased visibility they can finally evaluate market alternatives in a coordinated manner and respond quickly to changes, leading to an average reduction in the cost of goods sold by 3-5% on an annual basis. Learn more about our innovative, cloud-based solutions for the extended value chain at .