Mrs. Grissom’s Salads has appointed food industry veteran Alan Casey as its new VP of sales and brand development.
Casey brings years of brand development knowledge and industry know-how from previous positions as VP of sales for Butterball and most recently as SVP of sales and brand development for Bubba Foods Inc., makers of Bubba Burgers. Casey is a Chattanooga native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Alan’s experience and knowledge of the food industry joining Mrs. Grissom’s,” says Mrs. Grissom’s Salads President and CEO Kenneth Funger. “Alan has the experience and knowledge we were searching for to help us reach the next level of sales and provide guidance for our continued growth.”
Casey says that, in addition to joining one of the nation’s most respected and best known brands, the opportunity at Mrs. Grissom’s gives him a chance to move back to his home state of Tennessee.
“I’m excited about leading the charge for this next phase of the company’s growth,” he says.
Mrs. Grissom’s VP and GM Keith McIntosh adds, “Alan is one of the most dynamic, knowledgeable and energetic persons I have had the pleasure of being associated with. Alan’s extensive experience in the food industry combined with a well-established brand like Mrs. Grissom’s Salads is the perfect match. We feel very fortunate to have him on our team.”
Nashville, Tenn.-based Mrs. Grissom’s Salads is a family owned business founded by Grace and Herb Grissom in 1955.