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We are excited to announce that Robert Kopf has joined our company as its Vice President of Sales.  This is essentially a new position for our organization and he will be charged with developing new accounts as well as managing our broker and distributor networks.  We are also looking forward to his contributions to our strategic development.

Rob has a strong background in Business Development.  Prior to joining us, he was the VP of Sales & Business Development for Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods, which is a Seattle based importer and national distributor of Italian foods and sauces. 

He also brings experience with some outstanding Bay Area firms. Most notably as the Director of Sales for La Tourangelle, a French owned business with its US headquarters located in Berkeley. La Tourangelle is a national producer of a broad line of artisan oils that are used by both chefs and consumers.   

As its Senior Sales Director, Rob was an early stage contributor to the development of TCHO, a very successful manufacturer of chocolate products. Again, Rob’s developed and managed accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Deep in Rob’s background is experience in senior management positions with confectionary and a variety of specialty foods in the retail and food service channels.

Rob received his BS degree in Business from Boston University School of Management. He and his wife, Jennifer, 7-year old son, Ari, and Charlie, the family dog, live in Berkeley, CA.  Rob is into cycling, music and photography.  Especially notable is his passion for cooking.  When he’s not working or spending time with his family, he can usually be found searching for the next ‘perfect bite’