Monday, February 18, 2008

Mary's Gone Crackers Appoints Antonelli to Board of Directors

"GRIDLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mary’s Gone Crackers, makers of gourmet gluten-free foods, has named Richard Antonelli, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President of Distribution for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), to its board of directors. The company elected Antonelli as part of an aggressive growth strategy planned for 2008, which also includes the addition of executive and field level management positions.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure Mary’s Gone Crackers remains a unique company with authentic and innovative products, and focusing on building a world class team to help us support this vision is essential to our success,” said Dale Rodrigues, President and CEO of Mary’s Gone Crackers. “When Rick expressed an interest in joining our team as a director, we all knew he would be a perfect fit. Rick’s knowledge of and experience in the natural foods industry will provide a unique layer of insight and vision for our board. We could not be happier.”

Antonelli has served in a variety of roles within UNFI, the nation’s leading wholesale distributor to the natural and organic foods industry, since its inception in 1996. Prior to working with UNFI, he served as Director of Sales for Cornucopia Natural Foods, the company’s predecessor. Antonelli also honed his entrepreneurial skills on the manufacturing side of the natural foods industry as Co-Founder and President of Fairfield Farm Kitchens."

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