BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH), a leader in the ready-to-blend frozen beverage category, announced today that it has appointed Timothy Trant as Chief Customer Officer.
Mr. Trant brings over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry with PepsiCo. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of PepsiCo's multi-billion dollar Food and Beverage Foodservice Division. In this role, Mr. Trant led a team of nine hundred professional sales employees across the U.S. and expanded sales in twenty foodservice channels across hundreds of thousands of customer outlets. Tim also led PepsiCo's vending business & the global Military segment. In a prior Senior Vice President role at PepsiCo, he managed the Canadian Foodservice business, plus led PepsiCo Food Service call centers.
"We are very pleased to welcome another food and beverage industry veteran to the Barfresh management team," said Riccardo Delle Coste, CEO and Founder of Barfresh Food Group. "Our business is gaining tremendous momentum as we continue to expand our sales force and distribution. Tim's extensive experience at PepsiCo and deep knowledge of our industry will be extremely valuable as we introduce Barfresh's product lineup to new customers across the United States."
Mr. Trant said, "Demand for frozen beverages continues to grow, and Barfresh products are an ideal, easy-to-serve solution for customers across many different channels. I look forward to helping Barfresh capitalize on the significant opportunities that lie ahead."
Throughout Mr. Trant's PepsiCo career, he held a number of high-profile management, customer and sales positions across operations, retail, and foodservice. During the 2010 PepsiCo bottler acquisition, Mr. Trant was asked to help lead the Foodservice integration project. Outcomes of the integration project included a new management structure, innovative brand, package and selling platforms resulting in revenues over $100 million, and tens of millions of dollars in operational synergies.
Prior to PepsiCo's acquisition of PepsiAmericas, Mr. Trant served for three years as Senior Vice President of Foodservice for PepsiAmericas, then the world's second-largest Pepsi bottler. In that role, he was responsible for strategy and execution of the Company's $800 million on premise and call center business. Also with PepsiAmericas, Mr. Trant held roles including Vice President of Retail Sales and Strategy, Vice President and General Manager of the Tri-State Great Lakes Division, and Vice President and General Manager of Merger and Acquisitions. Early in Mr. Trant's PepsiCo career, he also held management positions in manufacturing, warehouse, and logistics.
About Barfresh Food Group
Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH) is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-blend beverages, including smoothies, shakes and frappes, primarily for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. The company's proprietary, patented and patent pending system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients that deliver freshly made frozen beverages that are quick, cost efficient, better for you and without waste. PepsiCo North America Beverages, a division of PepsiCo, Inc., is the exclusive sales representative in North America within the foodservice channel for Barfresh's full line of beverages. In addition, Barfresh has an exclusive distribution partnership with the leading food distributor in North America. For more information, please visit www.barfresh.com.
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