IRVINE, California, July 18, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Chad Buechel as Vice President of Operations with Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries.

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.  According to Black, “The combination of Chad’s strong industry experience, dynamic leadership skills, and incredible personal character made for ideal business sense, brand sense, and heart sense for Golden State Foods.  In fact, as Chad was being considered, I heard a client representative say that Chad ‘is totally GSF’ – this seems like such an excellent example of the power of fit.”

Buechel has over 26 years of solid manufacturing and management background in beverages and dairy products.  He has managed large teams with companies such as Pepsi Bottling Group, Nestlé (Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Haagen Dazs Ice Cream), Kraft Heinz Company, and most recently, Synagro Technologies.

Buechel received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from National University.

About Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the $6.5B company is values-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. Established in 1947, GSF currently services more than 125,000 restaurants from its 50 locations on five continents. With approximately 7,000 associates worldwide, GSF’s core businesses include: processing and distribution of liquid products (sauces & condiments), meat products, produce, dairy, 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.

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