KIELER, WIS. ─ Dan Taft, chief executive officer of food safety and contract sanitation industry leader PSSI, will retire at the end of the year. 

Doug White, who was recently promoted to president, will take over as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, while maintaining his role as president.

“It has been a privilege to lead PSSI through the company’s strategic growth and transformation,” Taft said. “This company allowed me to start from the frontline as an hourly sanitor and move through the ranks into leadership. Since then, it has been an absolute honor to lead our 17,000 dedicated team members as they work safely each night to protect our nation’s food supply.”

White joined PSSI in 2013 through an acquisition and spent four years leading strategic planning and procurement as vice president of corporate development. He officially moved into operational leadership in 2017 before moving into the COO role in 2021.

Prior to joining PSSI in 2013, White held positions at PepsiCo and Aramark, among others, accumulating more than 25 years of experience in consumer products and services.