The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced that it presented the Golden Seal Award to Mark Finocchio, President of Pinnacle Food Sales, for his “Outstanding Achievement” in the sale and promotion of California cheese in the Southeast.
“We appreciate Mark’s hard work and dedication to building a home for California cheese and dairy products in the Southeast,” said CMAB CEO John Talbot in a recent press release. “His relationships with retailers like Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Publix, and Winn Dixie are key to the continued growth in demand for Real California dairy in the east.”
The award, which was launched in 2017 to acknowledge dairy processor partners for their response to hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, recognizes individuals and partner organizations for contributions to the California dairy industry that go above and beyond. Finocchio was presented the wooden plaque at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA.
The award is presented annually to those who promote California dairy farm families as well as California dairy in general. Past recipients include Cacique, Inc., the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP), FitPro, Pacific Cheese, Rizo Lopez, and Super Store Industries.
Congratulations from all of us here at Deli Market News to Mark!