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Baldor Specialty Foods Announces Newest Hires, Expands Senior Leadership Team; TJ Murphy Comments

Baldor Specialty Foods Announces Newest Hires, Expands Senior Leadership Team; TJ Murphy Comments

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Three new leaders have been appointed within Baldor Specialty Foods’ executive structure. Along with strategic changes to the company, Baldor is aiming to enhance customer service and accelerate its long-term goals.

Seth Gottlieb, Senior Vice President of Logistics, Baldor Specialty FoodsSeth Gottlieb steps into his position as Senior Vice President of Logistics, bringing over a decade of experience from Fresh Direct, where he served as the Vice President of Logistics and Operations Planning. At Baldor, a press release explained, he will oversee inbound and outbound logistics, further elevating efficiency from vendor deliveries to final customer touchpoints.

Andrew Howell will assume the role of Senior Vice President of Operations.

Andrew Howell, Senior Vice President of Operations, Baldor Specialty FoodsHe arrives from Upward Farms, where he was Executive VP of Operations. Howell previously spent 12 years at Sabra Dipping Company. His responsibilities encompass operations management across Baldor's distribution centers, optimizing warehouse operations in major hubs like Bronx, New York; the Washington, DC area; Boston, Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Avisheh Avini also joins as Baldor's General Counsel.

Avisheh Avini, General Counsel, Baldor Specialty FoodsAvini has experience in the foodservice industry from a previous role as Chief Legal Officer at Union Square Hospitality Group. She has a current position as a Board Member of Salt & Straw. In her new role, she will oversee all legal aspects of Baldor, including corporate transactions, commercial matters, real estate, employment, and safeguarding intellectual property.

Chief Executive Officer TJ Murphy commented on the appointments.

TJ Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Baldor Specialty Foods"The strength of our leadership team is paramount to our commitment of 'quality you can trust and service that delivers' and critical as we continue our strategic expansion," said Murphy. "Over the past 18 months, we've been growing our bench toward the goal of scaling our mission and vision, while continuing to provide white-glove service and radical hospitality. Seth Gottlieb, Andrew Howell, Avisheh Avini, and other recent additions to senior management were hired specifically for demonstrated dedication to both operational excellence and customer satisfaction."

Baldor also realigned its manufacturing entities such as the Fresh Cuts division and Pierless Fish business under Chief Operating Officer Gene Mayer to continue to streamline processes and efficiencies for enhanced productivity.

Baldor Specialty Foods recently added three new leaders to its senior leadership team

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