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Joseph Cugine


Joseph Cugine has been a director on our Board since September 7, 2012. He is currently owner of CKA Management, a $175 million QSR restaurant business with over 90 restaurants consisting of Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Jersey Mike’s. Mr. Cugine is also former President and current board member of BarFresh Food Group, Inc. (“BarFresh”), a publicly-traded manufacturer of pre-packaged all-natural blended beverages. Previously, Mr. Cugine spent 25 years at PepsiCo where his last role 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 a member of the board of directors of BarFresh, R4 Technology, and has previously served as a member of the board of directors for Rambler beverages and the Elliot Group. Mr. Cugine was previously also an advisor to Elements beverages. Mr. Cugine’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his more than 35 years of experience in the food distribution industry, as well as his general business and investing background.