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Eastern Quality Foods Expands Customer Offering With Addition Of Egg Specialist

April 19th, 2016


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – April 19, 2016:  Eastern Quality Foods is pleased to announce that Derreck Nassar has joined the company’s sales team operating out of Alpharetta, Georgia.  Nassar joins Eastern with nearly ten years of experience in the egg industry.

“Derreck’s industry experience and relationships will be a true asset to our customers and complement our dynamic sales team,” said Ted Rueger, Eastern Quality Food’s President.  “He will focus on domestic egg trading as well as sourcing for Eastern’s existing international egg trading business.”

Prior to joining Eastern Quality Foods, Nassar served as the Director of Operations for United Egg Producers (UEP), a cooperative of egg farmers from all across the United States. UEP represents the ownership of nearly all of the nation’s egg laying hens.  During his tenure with UEP, Nassar maintained key relationships with the Board of Directors and various committees focused on the advancement of the U.S. egg industry and led the development of an online egg trading platform to facilitate the brokerage of eggs to new markets.

Mr. Nassar earned a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia.

Welcome Aboard Celso 1/12/16

April 18th, 2016


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – January 5, 2016 – Eastern Poultry Distributors, Inc. dba Eastern Quality Foods announced the appointment of Celso Antunes da Costa Jr. as an International Sales Trader operating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Costa previously served as a Trader with JBS Foods in Brazil overseeing the markets of Russia, Eurasia and Africa. Prior to JBS Foods, Mr. Costa maintained international sales roles with Marfrig and Aurora Alimentos.

“We are very excited to welcome Celso to our sales team,” said Ted Rueger, Eastern’s President. “He’s a proven relationship builder who brings over ten years of experience selling protein to international markets. Brazil is a large producer of poultry, pork and beef among many other agricultural products, and having Celso’s access to those markets will be a very exciting opportunity for Eastern moving forward.”
Mr. Costa maintains a bachelors in international Business from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and a Certificate in Business Administration Latu Sensu from IBMEC-Sao Paulo. Mr. Costa resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife Natasha and their newborn child Livia.

Mike Delaney Retires

October 24th, 2014

The Eastern Poultry family is going to miss Mike Delaney and wishes him a great retirement and time with the grandkids. To see more retirement dinner pictures visit us our Facebook page.

Eastern Poultry featured in Poultry USA Magazine

October 23rd, 2014

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.