IRVINE, California, June 18, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Tim Horton as Chief Commercial Officer with Armand Agra.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate; as well as Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate.  This search was conducted in partnership with Paul Gibbons, Managing Director of WMC.  According to Pinegar, “The Armand Agra legacy continues to grow, and Tim’s leadership will serve to amplify its core-values and the strategic expansion of the company.  Along with the support of Tricor Pacific and clear commitment to high-quality products and service, this third-generation family business is positioning itself as the most sought-after specialty branded protein supplier in North America.  Tim will be a tremendous addition to the team and we are honored to have served them in filling this mission-critical role.”

Horton is a seasoned sales executive with 25 years of extensive protein training, beginning his career with one year at National Beef followed by 24 years of progressive roles and responsibilities with Sysco.  He is well-versed in steak and seafood proteins and has attended several Certified Angus Beef (CAB) training seminars.  In his role as Vice President of Sales at Sysco, Horton drove growth through the development of new market segments and was responsible for product development, revising item assortments, and product innovation to fit each segment.

Horton received his B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Missouri State University.

About Armand Agra

Armand Agra (“AA”) is a third-generation family business, owned and operated by the Flocchini family and Tricor Pacific Founders Capital, a family office.  The Flocchinis originally bought the business in the 1930’s as the Durham Meat Company.  The business has now grown substantially since and is comprised of three separate divisions: Sierra Meat and Seafood (“Sierra”); Flocchini Family Provisions (“FFP”) and Durham Ranches (“DR”).

Today, based in Reno, Nevada, Sierra Meat and Seafood processes and distributes private label and branded meat and seafood products, including a wide variety of specialty meats (ex. bison, wagyu, venison, elk, wild boar, etc.), which it markets under the “Sierra” and “Durham Ranch” brands.  Based in Carson City, Nevada, Flocchini Family Provisions is a manufacturer of handcrafted sausages and other deli items using traditional recipes made from the fewest ingredients possible, focusing on whole muscle meats and only the finest herbs.

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