Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, producer of authentic, slow-crafted smoked meats, announced the appointment of Bill Wagner as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Wagner has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and consumer packaged goods. He will provide executive oversight of Kiolbassa’s financial organization as the company continues to expand its footprint.

Wagner has extensive experience in the food industry, holding leadership positions at Pace Foods, Desert Glory (now Nature Sweet) and Frito Lay. Most recently, he served as CFO at Walton Worldwide, the management company for Walton Signage, Integrity Manufacturing, Walton Realty, and Walton Leasing.

“The addition of Bill to our team is a huge step for our company,” says Michael Kiolbassa, President of Kiolbassa Smoked Meats. “He brings with him vast knowledge and experience which will allow us to grow strategically and profitably. He will be an invaluable member of our team as we continue our mission of reintroducing American consumers to hand-crafted, authentic smoked meats.”

Kiolbassa has operated at its San Antonio headquarters since its founding in 1949. For many years, the company focused on the production of small-batch smoked sausage products. Recently, the company added dry-cured bacon to its product offering. Both the sausage and bacon product lines have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. Today, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats can be purchased in retailers across the nation as well as in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Wagner received an MBA in finance from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Source: Kiolbassa Smoked Meats