Kristyn Lawson has been hired as SVP of sales at FiveStar Gourmet Foods as part of the company’s expansion.
Prior to joining FiveStar, Lawson previously served as VP of sales at Good Foods. While there she launched the Good Foods retail brand across North American retail channels.
Lawson will report directly to FiveStar Gourmet Foods founder and CEO Tal Shoshan.
“Kristyn is a true asset to our organization as she mirrors our passion for delivering the freshest, highest quality products and satisfying our customer’s need to delight their consumers with healthy options,” Shoshan said. “She is a results-driven sales professional who focuses on delivering extraordinary revenue and profit growth within best-in-class companies.”
“It’s an honor and privilege to join such an incredible organization that creates impeccable fresh products that are convenient, foodie-focused with a spotlight on produce and nutrition. The stars all lined up,” Lawson said.
Lawson’s previous experience includes VP of sales at Yucatan Foods. Her produce career began in the late 1990s with Marie’s Salad Dressings and Dips, where she was regional sales manager.
Lawson’s first day with FiveStar Gourmet Foods was April 1. She is working out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Ontario, California.
Five Star Gourmet Foods manufacturers a complete line of retail and foodservice products, including convenience salad bowls and snacks featuring fresh produce and proteins under the Simply Fresh and MiniMeals2Go brands using all natural, no artificial ingredients. Five Star has achieved both organic certification and the highest quality and food safety certification of SQF Level 3.
Established in 1995, Five Star Catering quickly became a leading caterer to film and fortune 500 companies. In 1998, FiveStar Gourmet Foods was formed with the goal of becoming a revolutionary large scale food provider. In 2006, catering operations were divested to focus solely on large scale food preparation and distribution.