Garden Fresh Restaurants LLC, known for its 97 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants nationwide, has named Victor Phan as its first Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and Development.

As a key member of the executive team, Phan will be in charge of evolving and directing all aspects of the company’s network of 12 food production and commissary kitchen facilities along with nationwide distribution and purchasing.

Most recently Phan was Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Bumble Bee Foods, the largest branded shelf stable seafood company in North America with sales of approximately $1 billion. In his latest role at Bumble Bee Foods he was responsible for managing the company’s Supply Chain, Operations, Procurement and Data Analytics teams. Prior to joining Bumble Bee Foods in 2009, Phan was a Senior Consultant with KPMG providing M&A advisory services which included performing business valuations, developing strategic plans to support financing, evaluation of goodwill impairment and transfer pricing. Before joining KPMG Phan was a Project Manager with the Department of Defense managing approximately $1 billion in contracts.

“Victor’s immense expertise in large-scale supply chain management will be vital to the stewardship of our strategic initiatives and coordinating our existing leadership across key supply chain support functions such as procurement, distribution, food safety and quality assurance,” says Garden Fresh Restaurants CEO John Haywood. Phan’s addition continues the company’s push toward a robust management team supporting $260 million in annual sales and Garden Fresh’s unique supply chain attributes.

Phan obtained his MBA from Arizona State University and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University.

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