Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quantum Foods Names Chief Operating Officer

Quantum Foods LLC one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced providers of portion-controlled steaks and multiple proteins announced today that George A. Chivari was named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Chivari will be responsible for managing Quantum Foods Global Product Operations and report to Edward Bleka, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of George Chivari. His extensive experience in the food industry and proven record of operating leadership make him an ideal match for Quantum Foods,” Bleka said. “The addition of Chivari to the Quantum Foods management team will further enhance our ability to adapt to a constantly changing food industry marketplace and strategically position the Company for future growth,” he said.

Chivari has more than 30 years of diverse food industry experience. Prior to joining Quantum Foods he was President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coleman Natural Foods headquartered in Golden, Colorado. He was also the former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Parmalat Bakery Group North America. Chivari served as a Corporate Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sara Lee Branded Foods Group. He held various executive positions with Sara Lee and other leading food companies including General Foods, Oscar Mayer and Frito-Lay.

“I am very excited to join Quantum Foods, a company that is well-recognized and respected for being committed to the highest quality standards for all its protein products and for constantly seeking new ways to bring its customers greater value, quality and service,” Chivari said. “I look forward to mobilizing our talented resources and capabilities to further grow our business and even better serve our customers,” he said.

Chivari earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

About Quantum Foods LLC

Quantum Foods LLC headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL is one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced providers of portion-controlled steaks and multiple proteins. Founded in 1990 as a hand-cut butcher operation, today Quantum Foods is recognized among the top 25 suppliers in all protein categories and it is the fourth largest supplier to the U.S. military. Additional information about Quantum Foods can be obtained by visiting its website at: www.quantumfoods.com.

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