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Food consulting firm opens New York office

January 13, 2020
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Rick Williams
Rick Williams. Courtesy JPG Resources

A firm in the region that helps food and beverage startups commercialize has opened an East Coast office.

Battle Creek-based JPG Resources said it opened an office in New York to serve “its existing clients and network in the NYC area.”

Rick Williams, an industry veteran most recently located in Richmond, Virginia, also has been hired as business partner for operations with JPG.

With more than 30 years of operations experience, Williams was hired to help the company strengthen its commitment “to helping food brands build products that thrive,” including “offering resources and mentoring to help brands chart a path to growth and success.”

“Rick’s experience and proven track record will be vital as we continue to expand and enter our next phase of growth,” said Jeff Grogg, founder, JPG Resources. “I look forward to the impact he will have on the company, and we’re excited to see the knowledge he will share with our members put into action.”

Williams has founded and grown businesses in the food sector ranging from manufacturing ingredients to finished packaged consumer products. His expertise spans strategic planning, executive management, financial and capital management, and business development.

Prior to joining JPG, Williams spent four years at Health Warrior as vice president of operations. He also served as president of US Foods for more than 11 years.

“JPG has established itself as a leader in the food and beverage innovation and commercialization arena, and I am eager to join the team and contribute to its growth,” Williams said. “I look forward to supporting teams across the country and leading our operations teams to help clients achieve short- and long-term efficiency and cost-reduction goals.”

JPG Resources

Founded in 2009, JPG Resources is a food and beverage innovation and commercialization group that builds ideas into “thriving food businesses.”

With a team of more than 40 food business professionals, JPG provides food venture creation guidance through strategic innovation, product development, supply chain management, commercialization and ongoing support services for the youngest startups to the most trusted global CPG brands.

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