Horizon Sales Team

Horizon Sales Executive Team

Jack Taylor, Chairman of the Board - Jack has been in food sales for 40 years. Following a career as National Sales Manager for a major cheese company, Jack founded Horizon Sales Corporation in 1982.

His vision has always been focused on perishables and where he can make a difference in the growing Horizon’s presence in Western US marketplace. He continues to provide strategic direction and support in the growth and transition of Horizon in the Western marketplace

Theresa Battel, CEO – Theresa is a Partner in Horizon Sales and is responsible for the growth and development of core areas as the business has grown during her 28 years with the company.

She has called on key retailers, managed sales, budgets and profitability, developed operations and merchandising business models, and directed the Management team. As CEO, Theresa has full management responsibilities and is focused on expanding the evolution and growth in Southern California and the West. She will continue to be responsible for all aspects of the business day to day and will now have an even greater role in executing the long term strategy of Horizon Sales.

Daniel Ledesma, President - Daniel is a Partner in Horizon and President at Horizon Sales Southern California, as well as the Southwest and Mountain West regions.

He has been in the food business for over 30 years and joined Horizon in 2007 as Vice President of Sales and Merchandising. His experience covers all areas of the perishable business and his leadership of the Sales, Merchandising and Operations group has been key in growing Horizon.

John Taylor, Chief Financial Officer - John H Taylor joined Horizon in 2014.  He has spent much of the past ten years focused in the fixed income side of the financial industry. John’s knowledge of the financial industry and personal development in the financial sector have had a direct and beneficial impact on Horizon. By developing new systems, streamlining current processes, and expanding reporting capabilities and analysis, John has been innovative and effective in Horizon’s overall financial strategic plan.

Tammy Brusseau, Chief Operating Officer - Tammy began her career in the grocery industry over 30 years ago both in retail and distribution. She has spent much of the past 14 years focused in executive management positions in the merchandising and marketing arena and her extensive industry experience has strengthened Horizon’s foundation. Tammy manages the growth of both our existing operations and our expanded regional corporate operations initiatives.

Joe Petrone, Vice President – Joe has been with Horizon for 20 years and is a Partner in the business. His experience in the industry spans over 50 years. His expertise in the food business along with this extensive experience helped Horizon expand into the package deli portion of the business. He continues to manage brands and drive sales for Horizon in addition to developing and growing the Wall Deli and Dairy business.

Scott Taylor, Vice President of Sales & Merchandising – has over 35 years combined experience in the food industry and has been with Horizon for 27 years. Scott has been responsible for the successful growth of Horizon's business at retailers both nationally and locally. He is focused on Horizon's continued approach to developing our business initiatives in Southern California and will lead and mentor the Sales and Merchandising teams in the Southern Ca market.

Directors

Erik Pietsch, Director of Regional Sales and Merchandising - has over 25 years of experience in the grocery industry with a wealth of knowledge in the service deli area. Erik is responsible for managing the communication and execution of sales and merchandising initiatives for Horizon’s growth in the Western Region.

Robbie Ledford, Director of Sales - Robbie joined Horizon Sales in early 2013 and brought over 20 years of experience in the distribution side of the business. He has extensive knowledge and experience in multiple facets of the retail grocery industry and holds a key role in managing Horizon's Kroger West business in addition to other company initiatives.

Asha Shah, Director of Operations - Asha joined Horizon in 2011 bringing 15 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience. She has extensive experience in sales and operations.  Asha oversees Customer Support, Deductions and Sales Support departments and leads these teams to successfully support and manage all operational services required by our manufacturers and customers. 

Sales Team

Janice Greene, Account Executive – brought her vast knowledge of the Service Deli with her when she joined Horizon 29 years ago. She has over 35 years of experience in the food industry and worked as a Service Deli Manager for an upscale independent retailer prior to joining Horizon.

Barry Zuroff, Account Executive – Barry has been in the grocery industry for over 42 years and spent the last 30 years focused in the Deli/Service Deli, Meat and Seafood arena. He has been with Horizon for 20 years and has served on the board of directors Southern California Deli/Dairy/Bakery Association and is past President of the California Cheese and Butter Association.

Theresa Grant, Account Executive – began her career in the grocery business 25 years ago where she worked in various departments honing her skills. She joined Horizon in 1999 where she developed an unparalleled understanding of retail merchandising. Theresa is now part of our Account Executive team and continues to grow and support Horizon's business.

Melissa Blackburn, Account Executive - Melissa has 15 yeas in the Bakery/Service Deli industry with the last 10 years working with Horizon Sales. Her extensive experience as a Bakery Specialist has been key in creating baking programs for most Southern California retail chains. The relationships she has developed are key in helping grow the business.

Debbie Delehant, Account Manager - Kroger - Debbie has 29 years in the retail food industry. She spent 28 years with a leading distributor where she was an Account Executive for Ralphs Service Deli/Bakery for over 10 years.  She served on the DDBC board for 4 years. Debbie has been with Horizon for 1 year and is based in Cincinnati calling on Kroger Service Deli/Bakery.

Horizon Sales Southwest /  interMountain West Teams


Ken Clark, Account Executive, SW – has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry with the last 10 years working with Horizon Sales covering the Arizona territory. Ken is a member of Horizon's management team and currently oversees a team of 6 merchandisers in the AZ and New Mexico areas.

Judy Hart, Account Manager, SW – Judy brought years of industry experience when she jointed Horizon Sales in 2007. Her knowledge of the Bakery and Service Deli departments has been a great asset to her position as an Account Manager where her focus is on growing Horizon Sales’ bakery business in Arizona.

Lorie Roundy, Account Executive, IMW - has 22 years of experience in the Service Deli/Bakery industry. She was instrumental in the development and success of the largest food brokerage firm in Utah for 10 years before joining Horizon. Lori is responsible for growing business in the UT, ID, CO, WY, MT, and NV territories. Her experience and relationship building skills provide her the keen ability to implement programs while stimulating sales.

Matt Jones, Account Manager/ Field Sales Manager, IMW - Matt has been working in the grocery industry for almost 20 years. He began his career with a national chain where he worked his way up through a variety of positions including Service Deli Manager and Deli Trainer. Before joining Horizon, Matt was working as Bakery Manager. He joined Horizon Sales 5 years ago as a Merchandiser and is now an Account Manager in addition to Field Sales Manager for the IMW team.

Horizon Sales PartnerS -

western Region

Horizon Specialties - Northern California market

Willis Marketing - Pacific Northwest region

United Sales and Services – Colorado and surrounding territories
Rainbow Sales & Marketing Inc. - Hawaii market

Hours

Monday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday8:00AM - 5:00PM
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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