What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is that I have the unique opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people, across the USA and beyond, creating new products, solving customer problems, engaging in mutually beneficial dialogue and building long-term friendships along the way.

What inspires your leadership approach?

My leadership approach is simple: “Lead by example,” and it is “we” not “I.”  With each opportunity, I strive to see each issue from the other party’s side, as well as my own, and continually educate myself in my craft to be the best in my field at what I do.

What do you value most about being a part of the grocery business?

The grocery business is an essential industry in this world. I enjoy using my area of expertise (fats and oils) to create products, solve functionality issues and to clean up labels.

Favorite food?

Italian food.