Liguria Foods Hires Southeastern Business Development Manager

Humboldt, IA – September 20, 2017 – Liguria Foods, the country’s premier pepperoni and dried sausage manufacturer, is pleased to announce the addition of Kathy Gilde to the staff. Kathy will cover the Southeastern U.S. as the Business Development Manager.

“We’re thrilled to have Kathy on our sales team at Liguria Foods. She will be an integral part of our next stage growth.  Kathy will be based in the Southeast but also has a host of national account skills that we will leverage,” said Mark Majewski, Liguria’s Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Kathy has spent more than 25 years in foodservice sales, most recently in the international arena for Cheney Brothers. “I am looking forward to bringing all my experience and long-time relationships with national accounts. In addition, I pride myself in my ability to open up new accounts,” Kathy said.

Kathy began her sales career at Hillshire Farms, where she increased her sales territory five-fold. She was promoted to the Sara Lee Meat Group where she worked closely with R&D department to develop new products. Her next position was as the Regional Sales manager at Stockpot and Campbell’s where she focused on developing private label product sales.

Kathy also held national account sales manager positions at Culinary Standards, HIghliner Foods, CMI Food Solutions and Unilever, where she worked closely with corporate chefs and R&D to develop new product innovations. Her most recent position at Cheney Brothers was in international export sales, where she worked with customers in more than 100 countries.

Liguria Foods is thrilled to have Kathy and hope current and new customers enjoy her solutions-oriented selling approach.

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Liguria Foods, Inc. provides premium quality dry sausage toppings, including what many consider to be the market’s best-tasting pepperoni. Since its founding in 1974, Liguria Foods has been dedicated to the foundation of recipe formulation. The classic recipe combines distinctive spices, enticing color, and a consistent blend of meats, providing customers with the same performance and flavor every day. The dedicated production process merges the best modern technology with traditional touches like a redwood drying room, resulting in consistently delicious products. For 40 years, Liguria Foods has provided pizza lovers with enjoyable, memorable dining experiences, sharing a passion for the best-tasting pepperoni and Italian meat products. 

At Liguria, we produce high quality pepperoni that makes every pizza taste better.

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