Modern Meat Appoints Chris Parkinson as Brand and Relationship Manager
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 22, 2020) - Modern Meat Inc., (CSE: MEAT) ("Modern Meat") or (the "Company"), an award-winning plant-based food manufacturer, announces that it has appointed Chris Parkinson as Brand and Relationship manager to further strengthen its sales and client relationships.
"We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Modern Meat team. As we prepare for our expansion plans it's one of our Company's top priorities to hire the right talent so we can drive distribution and growth and deliver to all our customers and vendors. At Modern Meat, we feel that customer satisfaction and providing a seamless experience is not just a priority, but a standard," states Tara Haddad, CEO of the Company.
Mr. Parkinson comes with a 12-year record of achievement in the food business, having been directly responsible for annual sales targets in excess of $100 million. Chris also has extensive experience in co-packing, as well as product development and sales. During his tenure at SYSCO food services, one of the world's largest food service companies, he was a driving force in advancing sales and built a strong sales pipeline for the company.
"As we continue to expand at an accelerated pace, it is imperative to put the right framework in place, from sales and production, to supply chain management and I feel that with our current expansion route we are poised to deliver on all accounts," states Loree Khan, Head of Canadian Sales and Distribution of the Company.
"I am thrilled to be part of an organization dedicated to creating nutritious and authentic plant-based foods. Being in the food business for over 12 years, I have never felt more passionate than I am about the plant-based "Good-For-You" space," said Chris Parkinson. "The plant-based meat industry's growth has been exponential in recent years, it is not a trend, but a fundamental shift in consumer lifestyle and consumption habits that is here to stay. Modern Meat is an emerging company poised to grab significant market share in the near future. I am excited to share my expertise, relationships, and experience and look forward to working with the Modern Meat team."
About Modern Meat
Modern Meat is a Canadian food company based in Vancouver, British Columbia that offers a portfolio of plant-based meat products. Modern Meat recognizes the importance of providing consumers nutritious and sustainable meat alternatives without sacrificing taste. We are deliberate in choosing ingredients free of soy, gluten, nuts and GMO's. Our mission is to change the way food is produced and consumed for the benefit of people, animals and the environment by using only natural 100% plant-based ingredients.
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