Golden State Foods Promotes Brian Dick in Wake of CEO’s Death

May 30, 2023
Already chief operating officer, he adds the title of president of the huge foodservice supplier.
In the wake of the May 8 death of its chairman and CEO, Golden State Foods promoted Brian Dick to president as well as chief operating officer, essentially the highest ranking executive in the company now, effective June 5.

Dick has been with the company 24 years and since 2019 has been chief operating officer and an executive vice president. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dick joined GSF in 1999 as the business development manager for GSF Egypt and earned promotions to various business development roles, before leading the U.S. sales force as group vice president of sales and marketing.

Mark Wetterau Sr., whose Wetterau Associates purchased Golden State Foods in 1998 and installed him as chairman and CEO, died May 8 at just 65 years old. He passed away peacefully at home “due to ongoing health issues,” according to the company. Conrad Wetterau was named chairman of the board.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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