RPE Welcomes Dave Phillips as its New Director of Foodservice Sales

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Mon. May 11th, 2015 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

BANCROFT, WI - Dave Phillips, industry veteran of nearly two decades, is joining RPE Inc. as the company’s newest Director of Foodservice Sales, effective May 4.

While reporting to Vice President of Sales, Ross Verner, Phillips will be responsible for overseeing the foodservice sales division of the company, as well as serving as the sales manager for both of RPE-Idaho’s offices, and expanding RPE’s relationships with Idaho potato growers, according to a press release.

Russell Wysocki, President and CEO, RPE Inc.“As our business continues to grow, we gain a tremendous amount of value by adding talented people like Dave to our team,” said Russell Wysocki, President and CEO. “His experience and leadership will help us to continue to be one of the most progressive and innovative potato growers, shippers, and packers in the country.”

Phillips most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing for fresh potatoes at Nonpareil Farms.

“RPE is really one big family,” said Phillips. “I am a family-first person and I really got that same feeling when I joined the team at RPE.”

Phillips concluded by saying he looks forward the challenges the new position will bring and hopes his experience in procurement, sales, and marketing will continue to strengthen RPE’s brands and relationships with growers and customers alike.