U.S.: AC Foods hires Daniel Kass amid citrus expansion
“I am excited to start this new challenge with AC Foods as it expands its global citrus footprint as a full range, one-stop-shop program supply destination,” said Kass.
“Suntreat is continuing to add acreage in Sumo Citrus®, Cara Caras, Blood Orange-Navels, and Golden Nuggets, and just finished a build-out of AC Foods Legacy Packing.
"This buildout puts us 20 years ahead of the global industry in terms of food safety, product handling, and traceability; the future is incredibly exciting as we focus on supplying healthy, sustainable products to North America and the World.”
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, Daniel graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Administration and completed his M.B.A at Florida Tech after joining Florida’s citrus industry.
Daniel Kass brings many years of experience in the global citrus industry, representing iconic brands like Dole Citrus and Wonderful Halos where he helped to launch an independent sales organization to international markets.
As Secretary of the California Citrus Quality Council, Daniel is skilled in market access issues including phytosanitary, food safety, food additive and pesticide regulations, a release said.
“AC Foods has hired a proven leader in Daniel Kass to guide our citrus sales team,” company president Darren Filkins said.
“He has proven his ability to build programs that align perfectly with our aggressive growth strategy. We plan on using Daniel’s over twenty years of global citrus sales to build our export and domestic U.S. business.
"With our success with Sumo Citrus, Suntreat Citrus, and other special citrus items, along with our existing sales and marketing teams, we have laid a strong foundation to support Daniel to offer our best-in-class service and quality commitment to our customers."