Ronnoco Coffee LLC, a St. Louis-based coffee, tea and specialty beverage business, hired Terry McDaniel, a 30-year food-and-beverage industry veteran, as its new CEO and board member.

He succeeds Scott Meader, who also had 30 years in the food industry when he took the post in January 2013. A spokesman said Meader is no longer with the company but couldn’t say when he left.

McDaniel most recently served as president and CEO of Phoenix-based Inventure Foods Inc. for the past 11 years, leading that company’s turnaround, Ronnoco officials said. Publicly held Inventure, which produces snacks and specialty foods such as Poore Brothers potato chips and Nathan’s Famous brand, was acquired in December for about $165 million, including the assumption of debt, by privately Utz Quality Foods, a Pennsylvania-based maker of potato chips, pretzels and other snack foods.

McDaniel also previously held sales and marketing posts at Grand Metropolitan Co., parent of Häagen-Dazs, as well as Nestle and Tropicana Products.

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