Joe has been in the food service industry for the greater part of 27 years. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a Baccalaureate Degree in Food Service Management and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. Further along in his career he continued his studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning graduate level credits towards his Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Following eight years as a Regional Food & Beverage Marketing Specialist for Marriot Management Services (Sodexo at present) he joined the convenience store industry in 1996 as the Concept Development Manager for Sheetz. Joe later went on to join the team at ExxonMobil On The Run, where he served in many different capacities for eight years, ending as the company’s U.S. Concept Development Manager.
In early 2008, Joe was selected to the position of Senior Director of Fresh Foods for 7-Eleven, Inc. His focus was to provide the Business System with support to more than 25 commissaries and bakeries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Areas of responsibility included procurement, culinary development, and QA. Category responsibilities soon followed for all fresh categories that included sandwiches, cold snacks, salads, and entrees.
Most recently Joe worked for Alimentation Couche-Tard as the Vice President of Food Service for Circle K Stores Inc. His responsibilities included overseeing the company’s strategic food service programs, procurement, development, and fresh supply chain.