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Standard Meat Company Announces Appointment of Keith Blanks as Chief Commercial Officer; Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld and Ben Rosenthal Comment

Standard Meat Company Announces Appointment of Keith Blanks as Chief Commercial Officer; Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld and Ben Rosenthal Comment

Monday, May 20th, 2024

An exciting new appointment has been made at Standard Meat Company (SMC). Co-President Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld announced the promotion of Keith Blanks to the position of Chief Commercial Officer at the family-owned firm.

Keith Blanks, Chief Commercial Officer, Standard Meat Company As the new Chief Commercial Officer, Blanks will be responsible for developing and implementing overall commercial strategy, with executive responsibility over business development, account management, customer service, culinary, research and development, and product development. As a member of the senior leadership team, Blanks will be responsible for driving revenue growth, expanding into new markets, acquiring and retaining customers, and introducing new products.

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Blanks has also been active in industry and community advisory boards as well as charitable organizations. His experience paired with his background is sure to make him successful in his new role.

Keith Blanks has been announced as the new Chief Commercial Officer for family-owned Standard Meat Company

Blumenfeld commented on the executive appointment in a press release.

Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld, Co-President, Standard Meat Company“Keith comes to us with over 30 years of industry experience. But it's not just the length that's so impressive, it's the breadth of that experience. Keith began his career at Cargill, first in operations and then in sales, where he had national account responsibility for a fleet of household-name customers," Blumenfeld said. "After Cargill, he dove into the rapidly developing food technology space, guiding truly innovative start-ups to positions of global relevance. Keith is the perfect blend of traditionalist and trailblazer for our 4th generation family company, and we are thrilled to bring him on board.”

Chief Executive Officer and Co-President Ben Rosenthal joined in praise of Blanks’ appointment.

Ben Rosenthal, Co-President, Standard Meat“Our sales team has done a great job, remaining flexible and agile during a period of extraordinary growth. As our company continues to grow and evolve, our leadership team must do the same. Keith brings out-of-the-box thinking to our team, along with years of experience opening global markets and delivering comprehensive customer satisfaction. With Keith on board, the Standard Meat team is perfectly positioned to seek out opportunities, bring innovative solutions to our clients, and tackle whatever challenges lie ahead,” Rosenthal stated.

Join us in congratulating Keith Blanks on his new position!

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