Mary Sacksteder Will Join Grocery Sales Team in Pacific Northwest
Organic Valley Family of Farms, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers, announced today that they have hired Mary Sacksteder as their Pacific Northwest regional sales manager. Ms. Sacksteder will head up sales efforts for the farmer-owned organic dairy and meat cooperative, calling on mainline grocer retailers in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho & Alaska.
Prior to joining Organic Valley, Ms. Sacksteder was the national sales manager for the natural class of trade at Spectrum Essentials, a natural-products industry leader. While with Spectrum, Ms. Sacksteder managed a national sales staff, developed excellent relationships with vendors and successfully grew the sales volume for the company.
"We’re very excited to add Mary to the Organic Valley family, says Eric Newman, vice president of sales for Organic Valley. "Her experience in the natural foods segment, established industry contacts, and commitment to the values of the cooperative make her a natural fit to lead our Pacific Northwest sales program.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Sacksteder resides near Portland, Ore., in the heart of the Pacific Northwest territory. Prior to her tenure as national sales manager with Spectrum Essentials, she was the western regional sales manager with Spectrum Organic Products and Fantastic Foods.
Organic Valley Family of Farms: Independent and Farmer-Owned
Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and is one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,332 farmers in 32 states and one Canadian province, and achieved $527 million in 2008 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. The same farmers who produce for Organic Valley also produce a full range of delicious organic meat under the Organic Prairie Family of Farms label. For further information, call 1-888-444-MILK or visit www.organicvalley.coop, www.organicprairie.coop and the cooperative’s farmer website, www.farmers.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter, www.twitter.com/organicvalley and Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Organic-Valley/20674850824.