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.