29-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

"These dedicated individuals come to us from diverse leadership backgrounds each holding a unique, important perspective to the frozen food industry," said Kim Ruiz Beck, Chairman, Ruiz Foods, Inc. "We are pleased to have them available to work closely and guide the mission, goals and progress of our initiatives." Arthur B. Drogue Mr. Drogue is recently retired from Unilever as Senior Vice President of Customer Development for the Americas. Mr. Drogue has also held positions at Best Foods, Nabisco and General Mills. Earlier this year, Mr. Drogue was presented with the William H. Albers Industry Relations Award by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), introduced in 1955 in honor of the first chairman of the Super Market Institute (one of FMI's predecessor organizations). His Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics is from Stetson University and he completed an Executive Management Program at Cornell. Angelo Iantosca Mr. Iantosca is recently retired as President/CEO from Nestle Prepared Foods, the leading branded manufacturer of frozen and chilled foods in the United States. During his career, he has also held positions within Nestle Prepared Foods; specifically, Buitoni North America, Nestle's Global Food Strategic Business Unit, Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine. Mr. Iantosca also serves on the board for the Hedwin Corporation, the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club. His BS in Food Science is from Rutgers University with an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University. Mr. Drogue and Mr. Iantosca join current members of the Ruiz Board of Directors: Jack Baker, Larry Dalicandro, Bill Henderson, Wayne Partin, Terry Peets and Ruiz family members: Fred Ruiz, Kim Ruiz Beck, Bryce Ruiz, Kelly Ruiz Hanchett and Matthew Ruiz. ABOUT RUIZ FOODS Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation. Third-generation Bryce Ruiz, the elder son, is president and CEO. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Fred Ruiz, is chairman. Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The Tornados® brand, introduced just eight years ago, has revolutionized the use of the roller grill in convenience stores and, more recently, is also available in retail grocery stores nationwide. The El Monterey® brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category and the No. 1 brand of frozen Mexican food in the U.S. For more information regarding Ruiz Foods, please visit For more information about Tornados, please visit ##

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