Following in his family’s footsteps, Salem Kashou is now the second generation President of Kangaroo Brands. Founded by brothers John and George Kashou in 1979, Kangaroo is know known as a manufacturer of specialty breads and ready-to-eat, handheld sandwiches.
“Our Sandwich Bros. brand continues to enjoy explosive, double-digit growth,” said Salem. “It required us to reorganize every department, while focusing on employee welfare, continuous training and customizing information technology for better transparency and insights.”
Salem Kashou is succeeding former President and Co-Owner, John Kashou, who retired in 2015. He has been a part of the company since 1999, beginning his career by working across all departments of the organization, most recently in operations. In the past year, as Chief Operations Officer, Salem oversaw the doubling of staff and expansion of production capacity, according to a press release.
“Over the past 37 years, we have built and nurtured our family business,” said George Kashou, Co-Owner of Kangaroo. “We couldn’t be more excited to pass the reigns to Salem and watch it grow to the next level. Salem has the experience and passion to supercharge our growth while enabling the company to continue providing really tasty, quality food to consumers.”
Salem continued, “It’s my honor and duty to keep Kangaroo as a spunky, family-owned business that strives for consistent quality and customer satisfaction.” Will the leadership change bring new innovations to the 37 year old company? Only time will tell.