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Golden State Foods Promotes Kate Starr to Group Vice President, Communications
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Starr to group vice president, communications, effective this week. Based in the company’s Irvine, California corporate global headquarters, Starr will collaborate with GSF’s support services groups and operational business units, as she leads the team that strategizes and produces all internal and external communications initiatives for GSF to meet company and customer objectives.
A GSF associate since 2019, Starr previously served as senior director, global...
Golden State Foods Promotes Three Leaders into Group Vice President Roles
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce the promotions of three leaders. In GSF’s Irvine, California corporate global headquarters, promotions include Ken Mance to group vice president, human resources and labor, as well as Dave Norman to group vice president, corporate controller. Based in Arkansas City, Kansas, Bryan Bartee will now serve as group vice president, operations for the company’s KanPak Kansas dairy products facility.
With oversight of labor relations and employee relations, as well...
Golden State Foods Appoints Cameron G. Smith as Deputy General Counsel
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cameron G. Smith as deputy general counsel, effective this week. Based in the company’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters and partnering with all GSF businesses across the globe, Cameron will help oversee the legal aspects of GSF’s business, ensuring that in-house clients conduct their activities in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including tax, nonprofit, corporate, and regulatory.
Prior to joining GSF, Cameron served...
Golden State Foods Promotes Four Senior Executives in Strategic Leadership Restructuring
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce four leadership promotions of senior executives based in GSF’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters. As part of its strategic restructuring to support current and future business priorities, the company promoted Brian Dick to President and Chief Executive Officer; John Page to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Brad Tingey to Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Stephen Wetterau to Corporate Senior Vice President, Strategy, Technology and...
Quality Custom Distribution Expands Southwest Foodservice Logistics Business
Frisco, Texas-based Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a Golden State Foods (GSF) company, has expanded operations in the Southwest U.S. market with two relocations to larger distribution centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, as well as a new facility opening this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Servicing nearly 7,500 customer stores in virtually every state, the QCD network will soon encompass 25 total distribution centers, making 35,000 last-mile deliveries weekly to four leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brands.
"As our customers continue to thrive and expand in key U.S...
GSF Promotes Stephen Wetterau to Corporate VP and Shane Blanchette to Group VP
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce two leadership promotions. Based in GSF’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters, Stephen Wettera will serve as Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, while Shane Blanchette has earned a promotion to the Frisco, Texas-based role of Group Vice President, Operations, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD).
A GSF associate since 2009, Wetterau will broaden his exposure and interaction with all facets of the company’s global enterprises, partnering with the GSF...
Golden State Foods Announces Passing of Mark Wetterau, 25-Year GSF Chairman and CEO
One of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, Golden State Foods (GSF) today announces with profound sadness that its beloved Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Wetterau, has passed after 25 years of dedicated service and outstanding leadership of GSF. Surrounded by his loving family, Wetterau died peacefully at home due to ongoing health issues.
Despite this great loss, GSF and its family of companies are solid and growing, as the organization continues to focus on best supporting its customers...
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