Industry News | June 23, 2008

Surlean Foods Names New Vice President

Custom foods manufacturer Surlean Foods is proud to announce the addition of Michael Cannon as vice president, foodservice sales and marketing. Cannon’s experience in the foodservice industry will help Surlean Foods continue to move forward in its aggressive growth strategy through innovative thinking, top quality support, and results in delivering custom products across all segments.

“We are very excited to have Michael Cannon join our organization and look forward to his leadership supporting our growth,” says Daryl Scott, president of Surlean Foods. “Mike’s foodservice experience and background will provide a significant value to Surlean Foods and our customers.”

With 27 years of professional experience in the foodservice industry, Cannon will lead the strategy and execution of Surlean Foods’ sales and marketing efforts in foodservice. Most recently, Cannon was director of distributor solutions for Instill Corporation. Cannon also gained top brand experience in foodservice sales and marketing with Sorrento Lactalis, Tyson Foods, and Rich Products Corporation.

With deeper strategic direction, Surlean Foods will continue to meet the demands of operators, bringing new products and support to the menu. Surlean Foods’ unique approach in building relationships as both a custom foods manufacturer and culinary partner for on-trend, innovative new product and menu development will be complemented by Cannon’s expertise in sales and marketing, brand strategy, business development, and national accounts. By redefining overall strategies and internal structure, Surlean Foods is poised for continued future growth.

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