PADUCAH, KY. — Several key staff promotions have been announced as part of a succession plan at Dippin’ Dots, a maker of flash-frozen beads of ice cream and other novelties.

Steve Heisner has been named senior vice president. Mr. Heisner has been with Dippin’ Dots for 25 years, most recently as vice president of administration and human resources for the past 10 years.

Doug Barwig has been promoted to vice president of operations. Mr. Barwig has been with Dippin’ Dots for 17 years and has held a variety of roles, most recently overseeing West Coast and international operations.

Adam Gross has been elevated to vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Gross has been with the company for 15 years, most recently as senior director of sales.

Steve Rothenstein has been named associate vice president of franchising. A 25-year veteran of the franchise industry, he most recently was director of franchising.

Kim Milite has been promoted to senior director of core sales. Ms. Milite has been with Dippin’ Dots for 20 years, most recently as director of sales for the East Division.

“We feel confident that our plan for the Dippin’ Dots leadership team lays the foundation for a strong management team that will ensure stability and growth in our business looking ahead,” said Scott Fischer, chief executive officer of Dippin’ Dots. “We are investing in our team and preparing for growth of the Dippin’ Dots brand in 2022 and beyond. Coming out of the pandemic, we are looking forward to seeing more growth for all areas of our business.”

Other recently announced promotions within the company include:

  • Mary Beth Stuber — vice president of finance
  • Kevin McClain — senior director of engineering and cryogenics
  • Blaire Lipert — senior director of international development
  • Janice Johnson — senior director of human resources and payroll
  • Jamie McClellan — senior director of information technology and customer service
  • Rick Noble — senior director of equipment and logistics
  • Glen Thompson — senior director of quality assurance and safety
  • Nate Heider — director of product development and international marketing
  • Chris Barr — West Coast warehouse manager.

Stepping away from the company will be Stan Jones and Michael Barrette.

Mr. Jones has been with Dippin’ Dots for 27 years and has held a variety of roles within operations, development and international expansion. He currently is chief development officer.

Mr. Barrette, chief marketing and sales officer, has been with Dippin’ Dots for 14 years and has served as the leader for marketing, domestic sales and franchising.