ROME, GEORGIA, U.S. — Peter W. Hjort Jr. has been promoted to chief operating officer of Southeastern Mills, Inc. In his new role he will have responsibility for the company’s finance, information systems, manufacturing, pricing and supply chain functions.

Hjort will continue in his role as chief financial officer of G&L Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Southeastern Mills.

Hjort joined Southeastern Mills in 1998 and has held several leadership roles, including vice-president, CFO, secretary and treasurer.

He began his career with Flowers Foods in 1981, holding various roles in accounting and finance.

Hjort graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in accounting.

Southeastern Mills is a fourth-generation food company headquartered in Rome, Georgia, U.S. The company offers a range of complete ingredient solutions for food processors, food service companies and consumers. The company’s product lines include coating systems, seasonings, food bases, soup, sauce and gravy mixes, and baking mixes.