Pro Food Systems gearing up for greater growth in 2015

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New CFO & VPs announced to help lead expansion efforts

We laid the ground work in 2014 to prepare for several major initiatives being implemented this year...

Pro Food Systems, best known for its flagship brand Champs Chicken, continued the company’s remarkable growth streak in 2014. Pro Food Systems was founded in 1998 and just completed its’ 16th full year in business. Over the past 5 years, Pro Food Systems (PFS) has achieved an average annual revenue growth rate of 24% with its supermarket and convenience store customers. Shawn Burcham, CEO of Pro Food Systems, indicates that his team is not slowing down. With the acquisition of the Cooper’s Express brand in 2014, and continued focus on improving the Champs Chicken brand, Burcham indicates that Pro Food Systems is positioned for even greater growth in 2015.

“We laid the ground work in 2014 to prepare for several major initiatives being implemented this year,” said Burcham. “The biggest reason for our consistent success can be credited to the outstanding team of people we have assembled that are dedicated to the success of our customers. To continuously scale up a rapidly growing company, we must have the right people in place to take us to the next level, including our Senior Leadership Team. As a result, we have rapidly expanded this team to include a new CFO and 4 new VP positions.”

Trevor Monnig accepted the critical new position of CFO. Monnig served as CFO for the last 11 years with a manufacturing and distribution company in the Midwest where he led Accounting, Purchasing, IT, HR and Marketing.

Among the new VP positions, Dave Yarbrough was promoted to VP of Field Operations in January and now leads a retailer support team of Regional Managers, Territory Managers and Corporate Trainers working from coast to coast. Following a 19-year stint at a multinational consumer goods company, Brock Blaise accepted the newly created position of VP of Operations at Pro Food Systems. Blaise assumed responsibility for both Logistics and Warehousing. 13-year PFS veteran, Darrell Hale, was announced as the new VP of Purchasing & Customer Support. Former PFS Director of Human Resources, Carla Dowden, was also promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in late 2014.

Including the leadership expansion, PFS grew its staff overall by nearly 25% last year. “I believe we are now better positioned to accelerate our growth for 2015,” said Burcham. “Our committed retailers can expect lower food costs and even more support from our corporate team to help them grow their sales and profits.”

Pro Food Systems, Inc. (PFS) is the parent company of Champs Chicken® and Cooper’s Express®, both registered trademarks. PFS distributes its chicken and other products out of the company’s 65,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and national distribution center located in Holts Summit, Missouri. Now with nearly 700 branded locations in 35 states, the company has been ranked by INC. Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA” for the last 6 years.

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