|Horizon Sales Team|
Horizon Sales Management Team
Jack Taylor, CEO - 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, President –a partner in Horizon has been responsible for the growth and development of core areas as the business has grown during her 25 years with the Company. She has called on key retailers, managed sales, budgets and profitability, developed operations and merchandising business models, and directed the Management team. In her current role as President since 2006, she is responsible for all facets of the business day to day and executing the long term strategy of Horizon for Southern California and for the West.
Daniel Ledesma, Executive Vice President of Sales and Merchandising - Daniel brings over 27 years of experience in the Service Deli and Service Bakery business with 6 years at Horizon. He continues that expertise as a partner in Horizon and is responsible for the Sales and Merchandising teams in the Southwest and Mountain West markets.
Joe Petrone, Vice President – Joe has been with Horizon for 15 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, Vice President of Corporate Operations & Human Resources - Tammy began her career in the grocery industry 27 years ago. 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 Business Development – has over 35 years combined experience in the food industry and has been with Horizon for 22 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.
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.
Denise Stevens, Account Executive – Denise has been with Horizon for 28 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science from Cal Poly SLO. Her industry knowledge and coordinated sales efforts have been instrumental in developing an excellent rapport with distributor representatives and district managers throughout the region.
Janice Greene, Account Executive – brought her vast knowledge of the Service Deli with her when she joined Horizon 23 years ago. She has over 30 years of experience in the food industry and worked as a Service Deli Manager for an upscale independent retailer prior to joining Horizon.
Patti Winsell, Account Executive – has been with Horizon for 19 years and has 30 years of experience in the grocery business. Patti is responsible for most Independent store accounts, and inventory management at the distributor level. She has played a key role in planning perishable departments with the Independent customers and has organized and lead numerous wine and cheese pairings.
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 14 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, Merchandising Manager – began her career in the grocery business almosts 25 years ago where she worked in various departments honing her skills before coming to Horizon in 1999 as a Territory Merchandiser. She developed an unparalleled understanding of retail merchandising and was promoted to Merchandising Manager in 2008 and is currently responsible for the Southern California merchandising team.
Gerry Ady, Operations Manager - Gerry has been with Horizon for over 10 years and had diverse experience in the food industry working on both the manufacturer and broker sides of the business. She is responsible for managing the Operations Team, which provides Customer Service, Sales Support and Administration for Horizon Sales, Horizon Specialties and Horizon LLC divisions.
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 6 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 Manager, UT - has 21 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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