IRVINE, California, April 13, 2015 — McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Darrin Weiss as Director of Quality, Liquid Products with Golden State Foods, located in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Jeff Black, “Darrin’s has experience with both food manufacturers and on the restaurant/client side, and this combination positions him exceptionally well to serve in this key leadership role with Golden State Foods. In addition, his strong and credible leadership presence and his authentic and transparent relationship style are an ideal fit to contribute to this trust-centered and high standards environment.”

Mr. Weiss has seven years of experience as an employee with liquid-based food manufacturing companies and ten years of experience as a customer representative evaluating the performance and processes of food manufacturers. He has a track record of building efficient and effective teams, and of managing and executing company strategy plans.

Prior to his placement with Golden State Foods, Mr. Weiss worked for Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, as their Director of Global Quality Assurance. Additional work experiences have included Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. and T. Marzetti Company.

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 Executive Search

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.