Galaxy Foods Company (AMEX: GXY), a leading producer of nutritional, plant based and health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets, today announced that Mike Rapport has been named Vice President of Foodservice and New Products.
As Vice President of Foodservice and New Products, Mike Rapport, a former GNC (General Nutrition Center) executive and previously Galaxy’s VP of Nutraceuticals, will oversee a team of regional sales representatives and administrators focused on strategically increasing the Company’s current and new foodservice opportunities throughout the United States.
Galaxy’s Chief Executive Officer, Angelo Morini, commented, “Galaxy has a great opportunity to rapidly expand current and new business opportunities in our foodservice division, and we are confident that Mike is the ideal choice to oversee this growth.”
Separately, the Company reported that its Veggie Culinary School is open and successfully conducting certification classes for dieticians and healthy foods cooking classes for professional chefs as well as the general public. The School’s mission is to be an educational culinary resource encouraging students to incorporate innovative nutraceutical (functional food) products into their daily menus and diets. Research indicates that a healthy diet, including soy -based products offered by Galaxy, reduces the risk of certain diseases linked to the consumption of high fat, high cholesterol and other foods with harmful ingredients. The Veggie Culinary School is certified by the American Culinary Federation and offers ACF Certification in Nutrition, ACF Re-Certification in Nutrition, Dietician continuing education credits, a Menu Insertion Program, and more. Additional information and registration materials are available at www.galaxyfoods.com.
About Galaxy Foods Company
Galaxy Foods Company is a leading producer of health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets. The Company’s plant-based products are low or no fat (no saturated fat), have no cholesterol and no lactose and contain more vitamins and minerals than conventional dairy products. Galaxy products, available at health food stores and grocers, are part of the nutritional or functional food category, the fastest growing segment of the retail food market. Galaxy brand names include Veggie Milk(TM), Veggie Slices(TM), formagg®, Soyco®, Soymage®, Wholesome Valley(TM), and Lite Bakery®. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at www.galaxyfoods.com.
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