Overhill Farms CFO Goes over the Fence

John L. Steinbrun leaves the frozen-food maker for a CEO slot at an unnamed company in another industry.
Stephen TaubAugust 31, 2007

The CFO of a small private-label frozen-foods maker is leaving to become the CEO at another, undisclosed company outside the food industry.

John L. Steinbrun has resigned as senior vice president, CFO, and COO of Overhill Farms Inc., effective September 6. He has also resigned from the board of directors, effective immediately.

Before joining Overhill, Steinbrun served as CFO and COO of Metropolitan Provisions LLC, a food-service distribution company, from November 2000 to June 2001. From September 1996 to March 2000, he was CFO and vice president of operations at Ancra International LLC, an aerospace and transportation-equipment manufacturer.

Steinbrun will be replaced as CFO on an interim basis by Tracy E. Quinn, who served in a number of senior-level finance and operating positions at H.J. Heinz prior to taking early retirement in 2005 after 21 years with the company.

At Heinz, Quinn served as corporate controller and chief accounting officer, vice president-finance with its frozen-foods division, vice president-strategy development at the corporate level, managing director of its infant-foods business unit, and CFO or CEO of various Heinz international operations.

Quinn, 52, began her career as a CPA with what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Overhill said it is conducting a search for a permanent replacement and that Quinn will assist in the process.

Overhill assured investors that it has sufficient internal and external resources to meet its financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley reporting obligations as scheduled during the transition period.