W. J. "Duffy" Smith

  • An entrepreneur and experienced executive with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain management, Mr. Smith consults with companies in the consumer packaged goods industry on leadership and strategy

  • Founded Maritime Crepe Company Ltd., a manufacturer of crepes for retail grocery and foodservice businesses across Canada and the US, and ran it until it was sold in April of 2011

  • Member of the executive leadership team at Rich Products, where he brought focus and efficiency to the management of this $2.5 billion company’s global supply chain

  • Appointed to lead operational restructuring of the Imperial Sugar Company, which successfully emerged from Chapter 11 in 2001

  • Led global operations, logistics, and supply chain improvement efforts in executive management roles at Gerber Products, Frito Lay, and Campbell Soup Company

  • Currently serving as CEO at Summer Street portfolio company Belmont Meat Products

  • Earned his BS in Biology at Bowling Green State University and a Masters in Divinity from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY

  • Completed the global Executive Development Program offered jointly by Harvard University and Novartis 

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