US – FiveStar Gourmet Foods, renowned for its culinary innovation and the acclaimed Simply Fresh brand, has announced the appointment of Chris Dugan to its Board of Directors, effective January 31, 2024.

Chris Dugan brings over two decades of invaluable experience in the fresh produce industry, notably from his career at Chiquita Brands International.

Having ascended through various sales and operations roles, he ultimately held the position of senior vice president of sales for both Chiquita and Fresh Express in the U.S. and Canada.

Tal Shoshan, CEO of FiveStar Gourmet Foods, expressed enthusiasm about the latest addition to the board, stating,

Chris Dugan, currently serving as the chief commercial officer of Richelieu Foods, brings a wealth of sales, marketing, and strategic leadership expertise to the FiveStar team.

“With his deep knowledge of the fresh produce industry and a proven track record in driving growth, Chris is poised to play a pivotal role in guiding FiveStar’s strategic growth,” noted the company in a statement.

Expressing his honor at joining the FiveStar Gourmet Foods Board of Directors, Chris Dugan emphasized his excitement about contributing to the company’s future success.

“It is an honor to join the FiveStar Gourmet Foods board of directors, especially given the company’s commitment to delivering value through premium products, innovation, and food safety,” said Dugan.

“FiveStar and Simply Fresh are recognized by retailers and shoppers for their fresh, healthy products with exceptional quality. I am excited to work with Tal and the team and contribute to the future success of the company.”

This strategic move comes at a crucial juncture for FiveStar Gourmet Foods as it aims to strengthen its position in the market and explore new avenues for growth.

As FiveStar Gourmet Foods continues to set the standard for fresh food excellence, the collaboration with Chris Dugan signifies a shared commitment to delivering premium products, fostering innovation, and ensuring food safety in the ever-evolving fresh food landscape.

The company looks forward to the valuable insights and contributions that Chris Dugan will bring to the board, propelling FiveStar towards continued success in the dynamic fresh food industry.

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