IRVINE, California, November 3, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Jeff Diep as Division Controller – City of Industry Manufacturing with Golden State Foods in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Jeff brings a wealth of food-manufacturing financial experience to Golden State Foods, and he also possesses the type of leadership skills to fit ideally into the company culture of mutual respect coupled with mutual accountability. Jeff will serve as a highly effective member of a dynamic leadership team in this critically important manufacturing facility supporting Golden State Food’s key customers including McDonald’s.”

Mr. Diep is a finance and accounting leader with over twenty two years of experience in plant-based manufacturing environments. Nineteen of those years were spent in food manufacturing. Before his placement with Golden State Foods, Mr. Diep worked for ConAgra Foods as a Plant Controller lll where he was responsible for all financial aspects of a $200 million plant.

Mr. Diep earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from California State University of Los Angeles.

About Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods ( is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice industry, servicing 50+ customers and 25,000+ restaurants from four continents. Founded in 1947, the $5.7 billion company is values based with proven performance in superior quality and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. With approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, GSF’s core businesses include: processing and distribution of liquid products, meat products, produce, and other services, providing a variety of networked solutions for the total supply chain spectrum. The Company also runs the GSF Foundation for kids, a non-profit organization to help children and families in need.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Science, Restaurants/Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank and Union Bank.