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 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.

Isis De Alba Rodriguez joins our sales team!

Eastern Poultry & Food Distributors is excited to announce that Isis De Alba Rodriguez has joined the Company’s sales team operating out of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Isis comes to Eastern with significant experience in the protein industry, most recently serving as the head of export sales for a fully integrated beef packer from her office in Monterrey, Mexico. At Eastern she will specialize in sourcing Mexican beef for further processors and food service distributors.

Eastern has enjoyed a successful history in trading proteins into Mexico and exporting proteins from Mexico to other parts of the world including the United States. The addition of Ms. De Alba will help expand this business through her knowledge and contacts in Mexico and the beef industry.