Industry News | February 5, 2007

New CEO Takes the Reins of Hot Stuff Foods

The board of directors of Hot Stuff Foods, LLC, an international food service provider, announced today that John Fontana will be the new CEO of the company.

“I am extremely excited about continuing the great work that Hot Stuff Foods has done over the past few years. The company has expanded its distribution network, set the bar for innovative product offerings and strengthened its foundation for a great future,” Fontana said. “My goal is to work with the current Executive Team to accelerate growth in new stores, increase same store sales with innovative products and grow day part dominance through our recent acquisition of Lettieri’s”, added Fontana.

Before coming to Hot Stuff Foods, Mr. Fontana was managing director in the Washington office of Allied Capital. Prior to joining Allied Capital, Mr. Fontana was a principal of Tigris, an operations consulting firm in the consumer products and manufacturing industries from 2002 to 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Fontana was a COO of Electrolux. Mr. Fontana served as a partner with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group fro 1994 to 1998. He earned his M.B.A. at Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a B.A. from Yale University.

Justin Maccarone, representing the Hot Stuff Foods Board of Directors said,” Des Hague came to Hot Stuff Foods four years ago and put together a strategic vision that recharged the company. We thank Des for his leadership and are happy that he will remain as an investor in the company.”

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