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.