Eastern Quality Foods Expands International Sales Team

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – September 14, 2017: Eastern Quality Foods is pleased to announce the addition of Juan Carlos De Bastos to its international sales team. At Eastern, Mr. De Bastos will provide a depth of beef and protein knowledge to its established client base while also expanding protein exports to the Caribbean and to South and Central America.

Prior to Eastern, Mr. De Bastos worked for Cargill and spent the last fourteen years in the industry working in various positions and gaining broad knowledge across all proteins.

“We are fortunate to add another talented individual to the Eastern team,” said Ted Rueger, president. “Juan shares our values and has been successful at every step in his career. We know he’ll continue to succeed here at Eastern and look forward to working with him to provide value to our customers and suppliers.”

Although originally from Argentina, Mr. de Bastos will be based in Miami. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M where he also earned a varsity letter running track.

Eastern Quality Foods specializes in the wholesale distribution of poultry, beef, seafood, pork, eggs and other products. Eastern’s diverse client base includes processing and manufacturing plants, foodservice institutions, retailers, restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown to $300 million in annualized revenue. Eastern maintains multiple office locations across the continental United States, Mexico and Brazil with its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Visit www.easternqualityfoods.com for more information.

Eastern Quality Foods announces the appointment of Richard Cockrell to its sales team

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – February 1, 2017: Eastern Quality Foods announces the appointment of Richard Cockrell to its sales team. Mr. Cockrell brings to Eastern his broad knowledge of the food service business as well as extensive trading experience.

Mr. Cockrell began his trading career in Memphis in the 1980’s and prior to coming to Eastern worked for Harvest Meat Company. His business with Eastern will be based out of his home office in Youngstown, FL.

“Richard has an established business trading a diverse product list.” Said Ted Rueger, president. “I know there will be opportunities for many of our traders to leverage Richard’s customer and supplier relationships to grow business.”

Mr. Cockrell and his wife Pam have seven children and five grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Cockrell is an experienced fly fishing guide and enjoys pheasant and duck hunting.

Eastern Quality Foods specializes in the wholesale distribution of poultry, beef, seafood, pork, eggs and other products. Eastern’s diverse client base includes processing and manufacturing plants, foodservice institutions, retailers, restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown to $300 million in annualized revenue. Eastern maintains multiple office locations across the continental United States, Mexico and Brazil with its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Visit www.easternqualityfoods.com for more information.

Eastern Quality Foods Announces Appointment of New International Protein Trader

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – November 1, 2016: Eastern Quality Foods is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Parent as an International Sales Trader operating out of Pittsburgh, Pa.

“We feel very fortunate to continue growing our sales team with the addition of Julie and her protein experience” said Ted Rueger, president. “She maintains important relationships that will provide synergies to our existing trading base as well as new opportunities for Eastern. Julie’s pork expertise will immediately provide real value to many of our customers. This exciting hire continues our successful effort to diversify and build our trading relationships.”

Ms. Parent previously served as a protein trader with a leading Dutch trading house, specializing in pork, poultry and beef for domestic and export markets. Over the course of her career, Ms. Parent has developed key relationships with both U.S., Canadian, and European protein suppliers.

Eastern Quality Foods specializes in the wholesale distribution of poultry, beef, seafood, pork, eggs and other products. Eastern’s diverse client base includes processing and manufacturing plants, foodservice institutions, retailers, restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown to $300 million in annualized revenue. Eastern maintains multiple office locations across the continental United States, Mexico and Brazil with its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Visit www.easternqualityfoods.com for more information.

Eastern Poultry featured in Poultry USA Magazine

Eastern Poultry & Food Distributors is excited to be featured in the October Edition of Poultry USA Magazine. Thank you to all our loyal customers and business partners. To read the full article click here.