IRVINE, California, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire — Golden State Foods (GSF), a worldwide distributor and food processor, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Broekhuis to group vice president, international.
In this role, Broekhuis will head the company’s International Division, overseeing the company’s international operations, facilities, plan achievement, sales and strategic growth worldwide. He will also be responsible for key customer relationships across McDonald’s APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) and globally, and will be based in the company’s Singapore office.
“We are delighted to welcome John to our team, as he has a wealth of experience in international business, and managing many business activities in multiple countries,” said Larry McGill, corporate vice president and president, food processing groups. “John’s experience in sales, management and customer focus will help support new business growth for our customers in growing markets.”
Prior to joining GSF, Broekhuis served as managing director for Sensient Cosmetic Technologies (France). There he was responsible for the global division, comprising business units in France, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Poland and Asia Pacific. In that role, he reignited profitable growth, led positive culture change and positioned the business for future growth. Broekhuis has also served tenures with companies including Danisco Flavors (Wellingborough, England); Florida Flavors (Lakeland, Fla.) and PFW Aroma Chemicals B.V. (Barneveld, The Netherlands) in various business management and sales and marketing roles.
Broekhuis earned his Master of Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
About Golden State Foods
Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry. Established in 1947, the company is value-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service throughout the QSR industry. With approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, GSF services more than 25,000 stores on six continents from its 37 facilities. Its core businesses include processing of liquid products, meat, produce, dairy and other services as well as full-line distribution to the quick service restaurant industry. GSF customers include McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Nestle, Arby’s, Zaxby’s and Taco Bell. The company also runs a national non-profit organization, the GSF Foundation, for kids. For more information, visit www.goldenstatefoods.com