ANCO Announces Appointment of New CEO

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Arno Leoni Named Chief Executive Officer

Arno Leoni

“I am honored that ANCO has chosen me to follow in the footsteps of Alain Voss, a truly iconic figure in the cheese and fine food import business,” said Arno Leoni.

ANCO, a global leader in sourcing and importing specialty cheeses and fine foods, today announced that Arno Leoni has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2017. Arno Leoni succeeds ANCO’s current President and CEO Alain Voss, who announced his desire to step down earlier this year after founding the company and serving ANCO with more than 25 years of continuous service.

Arno Leoni will assume the title of CEO, while Alain Voss will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors and will also serve as Strategic Advisor to Arno Leoni, while assuming leadership at Voss Enterprises Inc. Furthermore, Claude Blandin, will serve as the company’s new President and will join Arno Leoni in leading Schratter Foods organization. The re-organization began two years ago with the acquisition of Schratter Foods, Inc. from the French entity Groupe Bongrain. "This is an exciting time to be in this business. Arno has the perfect combination of affability, experience, innovation, and the desire to do what’s necessary to grow our company,” said Claude Blandin, President of ECB USA which now holds 97% of Schratter Foods Inc. versus 53% in January 2015. “I have always had confidence in Arno, and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity over the next year on behalf of the company I love."

“After a deliberate process of selection, we are delighted that Arno will lead ANCO as we navigate through the evolving and expanding business of specialty cheeses,” said Alain Voss, Chairman. “Where imported cheeses were once solely the domain of European countries, ANCO is expanding in a global way to source cheese and specialty foods including olives and charcuterie from countries around the world, including Colombia, Canada and Greece. We have also partnered with a number of smaller cheese companies who are producing award-winning artisanal cheeses on a small-batch basis. I am confident that Arno is the right person to take the helm at ANCO as our products evolve and we expand our sources throughout the world.”

“I am honored that ANCO has chosen me to follow in the footsteps of Alain Voss, a truly iconic figure in the cheese and fine food import business,” said Arno Leoni. “I am also thrilled that I will have the ability to rely on Alain’s counsel over the coming year as he is an exceptional executive, leader, role model and friend.”

ANCO, a subsidiary of Schratter Foods Inc, is a fully independent distributor in the United States, in multiple categories and brands, and operates out of its headquarters in Miami, Florida. For more information visit http://www.ancofinecheese.com.

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