Frieda's Specialty Welcomes Jeremy Baasch and Dustin Hahn to Its Growing Team
LOS ALAMITOS, CA - Frieda’s is growing its team with new additions to focus on development, accounts, and more.
Dustin Hahn joined up earlier this month, and the company welcomed industry vet Jeremy Baasch in January.
“I’ve been working with specialty produce for the past 10 years, and helping my customers build a successful specialty program is what I’m passionate about,” said Baasch, now the specialty foods company’s Account Manager. “I love sharing new food experiences with people and truly believe that variety is the spice of life.”
Baasch brings nearly two decades in the industry, having worked in several positions within the specialty division of Ready Pac for the last 10 years, and as a Produce Manager with Vons for 9 years before that.
Hahn, who is Frieda’s new Business Development Representative, was most recently focusing on servicing the foodservice, wholesale, and retail segments for West Pak Avocado. Prior to that, he held retail store positions with Whole Foods, according to a press release.
“There’s a quote on Frieda’s office wall that says, ‘Do it with passion or not at all,’ and that resonates with me,” said Hahn, who will be working with Frieda’s customers on the East Coast. “I love working with my customers and finding business solutions for them, and I get to embrace that passion by working with the business development team.”
These are the latest in a string of new faces for the company. Allen DeMo, who has more than 25 years of experience in the produce industry, joined on as new Director of Procurement and Sourcing earlier this year. The team also welcomed new Director of Business Development Kevin Leap, who joined on last July.
Congratulations to all the newest additions to the Frieda’s team from AndNowUKnow!