PHILADELPHIA, PA - The leadership team at John Vena, Inc. has grown by two. The company announced that it has welcomed new Chief Financial Officer Joseph Gallagher, Jr., as well as new Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Nora Schmidt.
Gallagher brings more than three decades of experience in the field of accounting and strategic financial planning, the last six of which he spent as a controller for industry-leading aircraft manufacturer Textron Aviation.
“It’s exciting to work with a family-owned company that has such a rich history,” Gallagher said. “There is still significant room for growth here, and I’m excited to help access the opportunities.”
He also spent almost ten years with Penske Logistics, according to a press release, where he served as Senior Financial Analyst and Finance Project Manager.
Schmidt has worked in both the food/beverage and chemical industries as a quality control and quality assurance professional, and said that she is thrilled to be returning to the food industry after a time in the chemical industry. She brings a focus on audit-readiness and development of successful food safety programs, including:
- HACCP plans
- Inspection programs
- Environmental monitoring procedures
“With our packing and production facilities growing and increased logistics capabilities on the horizon, the timing is right to welcome Joe and Nora to the team,” said John Vena, third-generation President. “Quality control and financial leadership are key in this industry. They have always been central to our business model and we’re making investments in our team accordingly. I’m very excited to see their contributions in action.”
Gallagher will be working with the management team at John Vena, Inc., where the company said he will be helping to strengthen financial reporting initiatives and monitor KPIs during a period of extended growth and expansion of services.
Schmidt will be partner with the production and facilities team to ensure John Vena, Inc. remains on the forefront of food safety science and protocol, as the company continues to factor innovation into improving available resources, as well as evolving standards.
Congratulations to both on this latest step in your careers.