|Horizon Sales Team|
Horizon Sales Executive Team
Jack Taylor, Chairman of the Board - has been in food sales for close to 40 years. Jack founded Horizon Sales Corporation in 1982. His vision has always been focused on perishables and where he can make a difference in growing Horizon’s presence in the Western US marketplace.
Theresa Battel, CEO – a partner in Horizon, Theresa has been with Horizon for 27 years. During this time she has called on key retailers, managed sales, budgets and profitability, developed operations and merchandising business models, and directed the Management team. In her role as CEO, she has full management resonsibilities and is focused on expanding Horizon's evolution and growth in Southern California and the West.
Daniel Ledesma, President - Daniel brings over 20 years of experience in the industry with 8 years at Horizon. His experience covers all aspects of our perishable business and his leadership has been key in growing Horizon's business. He continues that expertise as a partner in Horizon and as President of our Southern California, Southwest and Mountain West regions.
Joe Petrone, Vice President – Joe has been with Horizon for 16 years and is a partner in the business. Joe’s 45+ years in the food business along with his extensive experience helped Horizon expand into the package deli portion of the business. He continues to develop and grow the Wall Deli and Dairy business.
Tammy Brusseau, Chief Operating Officer - Tammy began her career in the grocery industry over 25 years ago both in retail and distribution. She has spent much of the past ten years focused in executive management positions in the merchandising and marketing arena and her extensive industry experience has strengthened Horizon’s foundation. Tammy manages the growth of both our existing operations and our newly expanded regional corporate operations initiatives.
Scott Taylor, Vice President of Sales & Merchandising – has over 37 years combined experience in the food industry and has been with Horizon for 24 years. Scott has been responsible for the successful growth of Horizon's business at retailers both nationally and locally. He is focused on Horizon's continued approach to developing our business initiatives in Southern California and will lead and mentor the Sales and Merchandising teams in the Southern Ca market.
Erik Pietsch, Director of Regional Sales and Merchandising - has over 25 years of experience in the grocery industry with a wealth of knowledge in the service deli area. Erik is responsible for managing the communication and execution of sales and merchandising initiatives for Horizon’s growth in the Western Region.
Robbie Ledford, Director of Sales & Merchandising - Robbie joined Horizon Sales in early 2013 and brought over 20 years of experience in the distribution side of the business. He has extensive knowledge and experience in multiple facets of the retail grocery industry and holds a key role in managing Horizon's Kroger West business in addition to other company initiatives. Robbie will lead our So Ca merchandising team to ensure we maintain our best in class performance.
John Taylor, Director of Finance - John has spent much of the past ten years focused in the financial industry after graduating from USC in 2004. His extensive experience in finance has had a direct impact at Horizon, while his technical skills and attention to detail in the financial industry allow him to continue to develop new systems and streamle processes at Horizon.
Janice Greene, Account Executive – brought her vast knowledge of the Service Deli with her when she joined Horizon 26 years ago. She has over 35 years of experience in the food industry and worked as a Service Deli Manager for an upscale independent retailer prior to joining Horizon.
Barry Zuroff, Account Executive – Barry has been in the grocery industry for over 42 years and spent the last 30 years focused in the Deli/Service Deli, Meat and Seafood arena. He has been with Horizon for 17 years and has served on the board of directors Southern California Deli/Dairy/Bakery Association and is past President of the California Cheese and Butter Association.
Theresa Grant, Account Executive – began her career in the grocery business 25 years ago where she worked in various departments honing her skills. She joined Horizon in 1999 where she developed an unparalleled understanding of retail merchandising. Theresa is now part of our Account Executive team and continues to grow and support Horizon's business.
Melissa Blackburn, Account Executive - Melissa has 15 yeas in the Bakery/Service Deli industry with the last 7 years working with Horizon Sales. Her extensive experience as a Bakery Specialist has been key in creating baking programs for most Southern California retail chains. The relationships she has developed are key in helping grow the business.
Horizon Sales Southwest / Mountain West Team
Ken Clark, Account Executive, AZ – has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage
industry with the last 8 years working with Horizon Sales covering the Arizona territory. Ken is a member of Horizon's management team and currently oversees a team of 6 merchandisers in the AZ and New Mexico areas.
Lorie Roundy, Account Executive, UT - has 22 years of experience in the Service Deli/Bakery industry. She was instrumental in the development and success of the largest food brokerage firm in Utah for 10 years before joining Horizon. Lori is responsible for growing business in the UT, ID, CO, WY, MT, and NV territories. Her experience and relationship building skills provide her the keen ability to implement programs while stimulating sales.
Horizon Sales Partner - Northwest Region
Horizon Sales Partner – CO Region
United Sales and Services
Mike Przestrzelski, Managing Partner of United Sales & Services headquartered in Denver Colorado. Graduated with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. Has been in Specialty Food sales for over 30 years. Previously, helped manage Specialty Food Distribution companies in both Texas and Colorado.
Pat Cahill, Partner in United Sales & Services headquartered in Denver Colorado. Pat began his career at Red Owl Markets in Minnesota, and managed Deli / Meat Departments at Cub Foods. He has been in the Food business for over 40 years. Pat continues to work closely with the Colorado retailers calling on their Deli Departments.
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