CEO, Golden State Foods
WHY: Leads one of larger OC private companies with $4B in global revenue, about 40% lower since sale of big division. Food products maker, distributor.
RECENT: Sold nine distribution centers serving client McDonald’s; opened 200K-square-foot sauces-and-dressings plant in Texas, building second produce processing plant, Wuhan, China. QCD unit, which delivers to non-McDonald’s clients including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle, moving to Texas.
QUOTABLE: Spokesperson told Business Journal GSF more focused “on higher growth, higher margin food manufacturing” globally.