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Joseph Cugine


Joseph Cugine, age 58, has been a director on our Board since September 7, 2012. He is currently the owner of CKA Management, which owns and manages 70 Wendy’s and Taco Bell restaurant franchises in the tri-state area. Previously, Mr. Cugine was the president and co-owner of Argo Tea, a retail and wholesale tea company based in Chicago, from 2011-2014 and, prior to that, was chief customer officer and senior vice president of PepsiCo Foodservice division from 2004-2010. Prior to that role he held a series of general manager and sales leadership roles throughout PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Cugine serves as member of the board of directors of BarFresh, R4 Technology, the Elliot Group and is currently President of the Ridgefield Playhouse board. Mr. Cugine’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his more than 25 years of experience in the food distribution industry, as well as his general business and investing background.