Quinn Snacks in Boulder, Colorado, has named Al Matulis VP of sales.
Matulis will focus on expanding the brand—which includes microwave popcorn and gluten-free pretzels made with real ingredients—across all channels and accounts.
Quinn Snacks’ ingredients can be traced to the source as a part of its Farm-to-Bag ingredient transparency promise.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Al to the Quinn team,” said Kristy Lewis, founder of Quinn Snacks. “His experience with brands in the snack and popcorn categories will be a tremendous asset as we focus on accelerating sales and building out our growing sales organization here at Quinn Snacks.”
Matulis’ most recent role was VP of sales at Chicago Custom Foods, a private equity owned specialty foods company focused on seasonings in both the popcorn and hot cereal categories. Prior to that, he spent five years with The Kellogg Co. running retail and account teams on both the Snacks and Morning Foods businesses in the Eastern region.
“As a foodie and a snack fan, I am particularly excited to help Quinn Snacks expand their brand beyond clean microwave popcorn into gluten-free Whole Grain Pretzels,” Matulis said. “This new category offers us an opportunity to introduce consumers to the brand in multiple channels, with the latest innovation in filled pretzels already providing tremendous opportunities for growth.”
After completing his MBA in finance at University of Denver, Matulis worked at Advantage Sales & Marketing. He began his career with the Kimberly Clark Corp. after completing his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Drexel University.
Quinn Snacks can be found in more than 6,000 stores in 49 states. Current retail partners include Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Wegmans, Publix, Albertsons/Safeway, H-E-B and other natural and specialty retailers.